- 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.
- a sexton.
Origin of sacristan
Examples from the Web for sacrist
Historical Examples of sacrist
The sacrist leaned forward with the face of one who bears tidings of woe.
It is that gray lean wolf of a sacrist who hungers for our land.
There was often a sub-sacrist to assist the sacrist in his duties.Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages
Edward Lewes Cutts
He was assisted by the Sacrist as his deputy, and under the Sacrist, by three vergers.Medival London
On the sides are the initials of Ralph Whitechurch, sacrist of the Abbey.The Cathedrals of Great Britain
P. H. Ditchfield
sacrist (ˈsækrɪst, ˈseɪ-)
- a person who has charge of the contents of a church, esp the sacred vessels, vestments, etc
- a less common word for sexton (def. 1)