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MACE-BEARER, Eng. law. An officer attending the court of session.

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A large |crowd watches as Lord Hailsham, the Lord Chancellor, follows the macebearer into the new Teesside Law Courts at the official opening in February 1973, left.
The ceremonial mayoral macebearer started life as a bodyguard to prevent the first citizen being accosted.
If there is no incongruity between "the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor in his state carriage drawn by six horses, and attended by his chaplain, swordbearer, and macebearer," on the one hand, and four steam fire engines drawn by four horses on the other, between the representatives of ancient guilds and the crew of a modem training-ship, the explanation is to be found in the continuous history of a corporation which links the institutions of today with the very beginnings of our national civilization.