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sacristan

[ sak-ri-stuhn ]
/ ˈsæk rɪ stən /
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noun
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.
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Origin of sacristan

1325–75; Middle English <Medieval Latin sacristānus, equivalent to sacrist(a) custodian of sacred objects + -ānus-an

OTHER WORDS FROM sacristan

un·der·sac·ris·tan, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sacristan

sacristan

sacrist (ˈsækrɪst, ˈseɪ-)

/ (ˈsækrɪstən) /

noun
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)

Word Origin for sacristan

C14: from Medieval Latin sacristānus, from sacrista, from Latin sacer holy
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