Origin of sexton
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Last September, Sexton pleaded guilty in New York state court to money laundering and agreed to forfeit $600,000.Las Vegas Betting Scandal Earns $5.5 Million Fine but the Boss Walks|John L. Smith|January 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In it the sexton kept a scythe, a mowing machine, some cans and a bier, a four-wheeled vehicle with rubber tyres.The Smuggler's Cave|George A. Birmingham
Before long he was so pleased with me that he made me his sexton.The Surprises of Life|Georges Clemenceau
Not alone the cleric's good work is upset by him; but the sexton's as well.Diana of the Crossways, Complete|George Meredith
Andre Willem, 23 years old, sexton, who was tied to a tree and burned alive.
I walked out as the sexton closed the door below on the last of the down-stairs worshippers.If, Yes and Perhaps|Edward Everett Hale
British Dictionary definitions for sexton
Word Origin for sexton
Word Origin and History for sexton
c.1300, sekesteyn, "person in charge of the sacred objects of a church," from Old French segrestien, from Medieval Latin sacristanus (see sacristan). Sense of "custodian of a church" first recorded 1580s. Fem. forms sextress, sextrice are recorded 15c., but the usual form is sextoness (early 15c.).