Name given to an official of the royal household who went on ahead of the itinerating royal party to secure lodgings for all who would need them. -

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  • Harbinger — Har bin*ger, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Harbingered} (h[add]r b[i^]n*j[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Harbingering}.] To usher in; to be a harbinger of. Thus did the star of religious freedom harbinger the day. Bancroft. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harbinger — [här′bin jər] n. [ME herbergeour (with intrusive n ) < OFr herbergeor, provider of lodging < herberge, a shelter < Frank (or OHG) heriberga, shelter for soldiers < heri, army (see HARRY) + berga, a shelter < bergan, to protect: see …   English World dictionary

  • Harbinger — Har bin*ger (h[add]r b[i^]n*j[ e]r), n. [OE. herbergeour, OF. herbergeor one who provides lodging, fr. herbergier to provide lodging, F. h[ e]berger, OF. herberge lodging, inn, F. auberge; of German origin. See {Harbor}.] 1. One who provides… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • harbinger — (n.) late 15c., herbengar one sent ahead to arrange lodgings (for a monarch, an army, etc.), alteration of M.E. herberger provider of shelter, innkeeper (late 12c.), from O.Fr. herbergeor, from herbergier provide lodging, from herber lodging,… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • harbinger — ► NOUN ▪ a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of something. ORIGIN originally denoting a person who provides or goes ahead to find lodging: from Old French herbergere, from an obsolete Low German dialect word meaning shelter… …   English terms dictionary

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