bearer - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    someone who brings you a particular type of news or information
    bearer of:

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news.

  2. 2
    someone whose job is to carry something such as a flag, especially in a ceremony
  3. 3
    formal the bearer of a title or official document is the person who it belongs to or who has the right to have it

    The note promises to pay the bearer £20.