Bishop's Crook
Bishop's Crook
The Pastoral Staff is an ecclesiastical ornament which is conferred on bishops at their consecration and on mitred abbots at their investiture, and which is used by these prelates in performing certain solemn functions

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  • crook — I. n. 1. Bend, flexure, curvature, turn. 2. Bent staff, shepherd s crook, bishop s crook or staff. 3. Trick, artifice, machination. II. v. a. Bend, curve, incurvate, bow, inflect, make crooked. III. v. n. Bend, curve, become crooked, wind, turn …   New dictionary of synonyms

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  • crook — (kr[oo^]k), n. [OE. crok; akin to Icel. kr[=o]kr hook, bend, SW. krok, Dan. krog, OD. krooke; or cf. Gael. crocan crook, hook, W. crwca crooked. Cf. {Crosier}, {Crotchet}, {Crutch}, {Encroach}.] 1. A bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crook — (spr. kruk), Stadtgemeinde in der engl. Grafschaft Durham, 9 km nordwestlich von Bishop Auckland, mit gotischer Kirche, Kohlengruben und (1901) 11,472 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • crook — ► NOUN 1) a shepherd s hooked staff. 2) a bishop s crozier. 3) a bend, especially at the elbow in a person s arm. 4) informal a criminal or dishonest person. ► VERB ▪ bend (something, especially a finger). ► ADJECTIVE Austral./NZ …   English terms dictionary

  • crook — [krook] n. [ME crok < ON krōkr, var. of krākr, a bending, hook, bay: for IE base see CRADLE] 1. a hooked, bent, or curved thing or part; hook 2. a) a shepherd s staff, with a hook at one end b) a bishop s staff resembling this; crosier 3. a …   English World dictionary

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  • Crook, County Durham — Coordinates: 54°42′47″N 1°44′56″W / 54.713°N 1.749°W / 54.713; 1.749 …   Wikipedia

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