- sacring bell,
- sacroanterior position,
- sacrococcygeal muscle
Origin of sacristan
Examples from the Web for sacristan
A sacristan, who carried in his hand a long lighted taper, admitted me at once.The Ghost|Arnold Bennett
The sacristan was putting out the lights in St. Ethelreda's after evening service.
"Don't be afraid, pastor," returned the sacristan, as he stooped and raised the pastor on his shoulders.Black Diamonds|Mr Jkai
The sacristan has a sister who weaves red handkerchiefs at Chollet.The Chaplet of Pearls|Charlotte M. Yonge
In a trice priests and laymen swarmed to the belfry, and indignantly demanded of the sacristan what he meant.The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales|Richard Garnett
sacrist (ˈsækrɪst, ˈseɪ-)
Word Origin for sacristan
"officer charged with looking after the buildings and property of a church or religious house," early 14c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Medieval Latin sacristanus, from Latin sacrista, from sacer (genitive sacri) "sacred" (see sacred). Cf. sexton, which is a doublet.