Sexton

[ sek-stuh n ]
/ ˈsɛk stən /

noun

Anne (Harvey),1928–74, U.S. poet.

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British Dictionary definitions for anne sexton

sexton
/ (ˈsɛkstən) /

noun

a person employed to act as caretaker of a church and its contents and graveyard, and often also as bell-ringer, gravedigger, etc
another name for the burying beetle

Word Origin for sexton

C14: from Old French secrestein, from Medieval Latin sacristānus sacristan
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