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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 1017 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VERDERER (O. Fr. verdier, Med. Lat. viridarius), a term used in English forest law for a judicial officer appointed to look after what was known as the " vert " (O. Fr. verd, green; Lat. viridis), i.e. the forest trees and underwood in the royal forests. It was the verderer's duty to keep the assizes and attend to all matters relating to trespasses (see FOREST LAW).
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