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Macer \Ma"cer\, n. [F. massier. See Mace staff.] A mace bearer; an officer of a court.
--P. Plowman.


n. A mace bearer; specifically, an officer of a court in Scotland. (from 14th c.)


n. an official who carries a mace of office [syn: macebearer, mace]


A macer is an officer who bears a ceremonial mace.

Also, Macer may refer to:

  • Gaius Licinius Macer (d. 66 BC), was an official and annalist of ancient Rome;
  • Lucius Clodius Macer was a legatus of the Roman Empire in Africa in the time of Nero.
  • Aemilius Macer was a Roman poet of the late Republic.
  • Megan and Liz fans are called Macers.

Usage examples of "macer".

Whether the mistake is chargeable on the very ancient annals and the linen books of the magistrates, deposited in the temple of Moneta, and which Licinius Macer occasionally cites as authorities, which have Aulus Cornelius Cossus consul with Titus Quintius Pennus, in the ninth year after this, every person may form his own opinion.

The junior clerks, usher, macers and witnesses filled the rest of the room: they were going toneed some air soon.

Still moving forward, confronted by javelins that tore through their ranks, stumbling over their impaled companions, the human pikemen and macers were taken completely off guard as a thousand or more dwarves hit their advance, cutting them down right and left.