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as of 2013-12-08
- •a wanderer or vagrant, esp. an idle one
- •colloq a scamp or rascal
(=Similar terms: gypsy, tramp, vagrant, wayfarer, rover, drifter, hobo, wanderer, itinerant, migrant, nomad, bird of passage, rolling stone, beachcomber, derelict, [Austral. & N.Z.] swagman, panhandler, bum. All connote a shiftless, non-permanent and slightly disreputable lifestyle.)
- •a person without a settled home or regular work.
- •a vagabond or wanderer.
- •the student with the highest rank in a class
who delivers the valedictory at graduation.
- cf salutatorian
- •a gentleman's personal attendant, who looks after his clothes, etc.
- •an employee of a hotel, etc with similar duties.
- •one who willfully and maliciously damages or destroys property.
- •a member of a Germanic people that ravaged Gaul, Spain, No. Africa and Rome
in the 4th and 5th centuries,
destroying many books and works of art.
- •hist or joc a menial; a rascal
- •hist a knight's attendant
- •hist one who owes feudal homage to a lord, and who has promised military service
in return for a grant of land and protection.
- •a holder of land by feudal tenure on conditions of homage and allegiance.
- •a person who does not eat or use animal products.
- •F Huntsman
- Grand Veneur de France (Grand Huntsman of France)
- •F A position in the King's Household in France during the Ancien Régime.
(=The word French "veneur" (huntsman), derives from the Middle French word "vener" (to hunt), from which also was derived the archaic English words "venerer" (hunter) and "venery" (the hunt). The position is sometimes grouped with the Great Officers of the Crown of France. The position was one of the "Great Offices of the Maison du Roi". The position was equivalent to the position of "Grand Master of the Hunt" in certain European royal households.)
- •Brit eccl a church official who acts a caretaker and attendant.
- •Brit eccl an officer who bears the staff before a bishop.
- •eccl a member of a vestry, i.e. a meeting of parishioners, esp
in a vestry, for conducting parish business.
(=vestry: a room in or a building attached to a church for storing vestments.)
/L. = deputy/
- •eccl. a parish priest who receives a salary or stipend and is therefore not
entitled to the parish tithes
(=a tax of 1/10 of produce or labor formerly levied to support the church or clergy),
or who receives only a portion of the tithes
granted by his rector
- •a tavern keeper.
- •one who provides an army, navy, or ship with food.
- •a person capable or guilty of evil.
- •colloq, joc a rascal; a rogue.
- •Brit colloq a professional criminal.
- •arch a rustic; a boor.
villan, villani, villein
- •a serf.
- •Brit Hist An unfree peasant who owed his lord labour services (two or three days per week) but who also farmed land for himself. Villans were the wealthiest and most numerous of unfree peasants. [DOME]
- •a wine merchant.
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