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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary

Cross-Bearer

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In the Romish church, the chaplain of an archbishop, who bears a cross before him on solemn occasions. Cross-bearers also denote certain officers in the Inquisition, who make a vow before the Inquisitors, or their vicars, to defend the Catholic faith, though with the loss of fortune and life. Their business is also to provide the Inquisitors with necessaries.


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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Cross-Bearer'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/cbd/c/cross-bearer.html. 1802.

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