sacristy

[ sak-ri-stee ]
/ ˈsæk rɪ sti /
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noun, plural sac·ris·ties.

an apartment in or a building connected with a church or a religious house, in which the sacred vessels, vestments, etc., are kept.

Origin of sacristy

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin sacristia vestry, equivalent to sacrist(a) (see sacristan) + -ia -y3
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sacristy

/ (ˈsækrɪstɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a room attached to a church or chapel where the sacred vessels, vestments, etc, are kept and where priests attire themselves

Word Origin for sacristy

C17: from Medieval Latin sacristia; see sacristan
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Word Origin and History for sacristy

sacristy


n.

"repository for sacred things," mid-15c., from Anglo-French sacrestie, from Medieval Latin sacrista, from Latin sacer "sacred" (see sacred).

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