- 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 sacristan
Historical Examples of sacristan
He also answered to the more aristocratic title of "Sacristan."A Nest of Spies
The sacristan, with a long rod, was putting out the lights one by one.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
This fact has been reported to me by the sacristan and the four persons.The Phantom World
In this room, which has a fireplace, the sacristan probably slept.Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury
H. J. L. J. Mass
These pious sentiments are all written in my sacristan's cell.Hortus Inclusus
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)