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Topic: OCCUPATIONS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: ussier, from Vulgar Latin ustiarius 'door-guard', from Latin ostium 'door'

usher

1 noun
     
ush‧er1 [countable]
1BO someone who shows people to their seats at a theatre, cinema, wedding etc
2 British EnglishBO someone who works in a law court whose job is to guide people in and out of the court rooms
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