Definition of purse-bearer in English:

purse-bearer

noun

  • 1The bearer or carrier of a purse; a person who has been given charge of money belonging to another, or to a company, etc.; a treasurer, a bursar. Now archaic and historical.

  • 2British Parliament. The official who carries the Lord Chancellor's purse on ceremonial occasions.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in Judas Iscariot. From purse + bearer.

Pronunciation

purse-bearer

/ˈpəːsˌbɛːrə/