sacrist


sacrist

noun

  1. Also called sac·rist [sak-rist, sey-krist] /ˈsæk rɪst, ˈseɪ krɪst/. an official in charge of the sacred vessels, vestments, etc., of a church or a religious house.
  2. a sexton.

noun

  1. a person who has charge of the contents of a church, esp the sacred vessels, vestments, etc
  2. a less common word for sexton (def. 1)

n.“officer charged with looking after the buildings and property of a church or religious house,” early 14c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Medieval Latin sacristanus, from Latin sacrista, from sacer (genitive sacri) “sacred” (see sacred). Cf. sexton, which is a doublet.

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