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

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Those wearing them include extras who volunteered to take part in the film, such as Matt's barber and staff at the Mayor's office in Newcastle, so a mace-bearer is the actual mace bearer while the Sheriff is an ex-Sheriff of Newcastle.
Bournemouth-born Mrs Rey, 47, said: "I'd have thought going in my robes, wearing my chains and going with the mace-bearer would be enough.
In eerie silence on the campus, the Bedellus or mace-bearer, Joseph McIlroy, stood to attention as the funeral cortege passed.
A TROPHY has been presented to the Nuneaton and Bedworth In Bloom competition in memory of the borough's former mace-bearer, Tony Smith.