crosier, n. [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. [1913 Webster
" The true shape of the crosier was with a hooked or curved top; the archbishop's staff alone bore a cross instead of a crook, and was of exceptional, not of regular form." Skeat.
Malacca cane, alpenstock, baton, caduceus, cane, chain of office, crook, cross, cross-staff, crutch, crutch-stick, fasces, gavel, handstaff, keys, lituus, mace, mantle, miter, pallium, pastoral staff, paterissa, portfolio, quarterstaff, red hat, ring, rod, rod of office, scepter, shillelagh, staff, stave, stick, swagger stick, swanking stick, tiara, triple crown, truncheon, walking stick, wand, wand of office
canonicals, vestments, robe, gown, Geneva gown frock, pallium, surplice, cassock, dalmatic, scapulary, cope, mozetta, scarf, tunicle, chasuble, alb, alba, stole, fanon, fannel, tonsure, cowl, hood, calote, calotte, bands, capouch, amice, vagas, vakas, vakass, apron, lawn sleeves, pontificals, pall, miter, tiara, triple crown, shovel hat, cardinal's hat, biretta, crosier
, pastoral staff, thurifer, costume.