From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Crosier \Cro"sier\ (kr?"zh?r), noun [OE. rocer, croser, croyser, fr. croce crosier, OF. croce, croche, F. crosse, fr. LL. crocea, crocia, from the same German or Celtic sourse as F. croc hook; akin to E. crook.] The pastoral staff of a bishop (also of an archbishop, being the symbol of his office as a shepherd of the flock of God.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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