Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday @ BermudaOnion What new words have you learned this week? Join Kathy to see more.

1. apparitor
(n) [uh-PAR-i-ter]

Definition— an official who was formerly sent to carry out the orders of a civil or ecclesiastical court

Use“One of the children stood at the door to give notice if he saw the apparitor coming, who was an officer of the spiritual court.”
~ The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

2. conventicles
(n) [kuhn-VEN-ti-kuhl]

Definition—a secret or unauthorized meeting, esp. for religious worship, as those held by Protestant dissenters in England in the 16th and 17th centuries

Use“The family continued all of the Church of England till about the end of Charles the Second's reign, when some of the ministers that had been outed for nonconformity holding conventicles in Northamptonshire, Benjamin and Josiah adhered to them, and so continued all their lives: the rest of the family remained with the Episcopal Church.”
~ The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

3. scrip
(n)

Definition—(archaic) a bag or wallet carried by wayfarers

Use“Jesus is gaunt. As light as an empty scrip.”
~ Reliving the Passion

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Which ones are new to you?

4 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I think you found such great words because your reading was much more academic than mine last week! Thanks for participating!

Mo said...

ohh..."conventicle"...that's a good one!

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

The book on Benamin Franklin looks very interesting based on your words.

Brook said...

Great words and great sounding books as well!

Here are my words...
http://westietherapy.blogspot.com/2010/04/wondrous-words-without-consent.html

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