- a person who shows people to their seats, especially in a theater or at a wedding
- an assistant teacher
- show or guide (someone) somewhere
- cause or mark the start of something new
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When he heard the verdict, Judge Paul Hoffman said to a court usher: ‘Very well, you may take the jury out.’
If you intend to attend at the next hearing, please leave your name and address with the usher.
It’s like some ritual to usher people into the neighborhood.
What the country urgently needs is assistance from the World Bank and other co-operating partners to usher its people into a progressive and productive phase devoid of poverty.
The juror then asked the usher to hand to prosecuting counsel a note.
Kay first met Susan Gargary eight years ago while working as a cinema usher.
The passing of a message to the claimants’ counsel by the Deputy Judge, or the court usher, or the Deputy Judge’s clerk would not, in my view, be regarded by the observer as of any significance whatsoever.
The usher vanished under the courtroom table to check and when she re-emerged said: ‘That seems to have managed it’.
At the top of the climb an usher showed you where to park and pointed out seating in an area outlined by lanterns.
Looking at the throng of people waiting to enter the building, Gil was glad that Laurie had instructed him to go to the back door where an usher would escort them to their seats instead of their having to stand in the long line.
Volunteers explain court procedure to those giving evidence, take them to the courtroom before trials, and introduce them to the usher and clerk.
I entered the chapel late, I remember the kind usher who showed me discreetly to my seat.
It is also the case that no security problem is perceived to exist there; people coming up the stairs will inevitably meet an usher before reaching those rooms.
Before I could explain that it might not be a good idea, the juror had told an usher, the court official who looks after each jury.
If anybody wants copies of the judgments in either case there are a few copies here which the usher will be able to distribute.
I’ve also been a wedding usher, which is a breeze by comparison.
He appeared to claim that there had been proper evidence but it had been lost by the court, or handed out to the wrong party by the usher after an earlier hearing in the High Court.
I couldn’t believe our luck when we went to get our seats and the usher pointed them out.
Presumably in order to bring the case to a close by the end of the working week, the court agreed that, with an usher acting as a third party and furnished with a list of questions, the statement could be obtained.
The usher at the cinema introduced the movie, and gave away the plot.
A female usher was seen at the bottom of the theatre talking on a two-way radio.
The notice in the jury room does not prevent or discourage notes to the judge being submitted via the court usher.
He allows his ticket stub to be scanned by an usher, who bows as he re-enters the cinema.
An usher at the cinema said the attendance had been better when the film was first released some weeks ago, but there were no sell-outs.
It was modest in size, with perhaps 40 pupils taught by one master, assisted by an usher, in the room above the guildhall, both of which survive and are still used by the school.
Veteran usher, Neil, has worked at the same theatre for seven years.
The court employs a bailiff, an usher, Mrs Henley and four administrators.
A woman put her hand up and the teacher with an usher went over to her with a microphone.
Finally the age of the dinosaurs is thought to have been ushered in and out by space objects striking the earth.