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vestryman

[ves-tree-muh n]
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noun, plural ves·try·men.
  1. a member of a church vestry.
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Origin of vestryman

First recorded in 1605–15; vestry + man1
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Examples from the Web for vestryman

Historical Examples

  • He is a justice of the peace; he is a vestryman in the church; 207 he is a husband and a father.

    Her Mother's Secret

    Emma D. E. N. Southworth

  • Washington was vestryman of two parishes,—Fairfax and Truro.

  • He was an ardent Episcopalian and a vestryman in old Trinity Parish.

    As I Remember

    Marian Gouverneur

  • She was roused by a formal visit from a vestryman,—one of the music committee.

  • At church he was equally active as a vestryman and a worshipper.

    The History of Pendennis

    William Makepeace Thackeray


British Dictionary definitions for vestryman

vestryman

noun plural -men
  1. a member of a church vestry
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