noun, plural ves·tries.
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OTHER WORDS FROM vestryvestral, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for vestry
At Church of the Redeemer, Anderson helped to maintain the gardens and served as a volunteer on the vestry.Frank Anderson, 87, cared passionately about feeding the homeless in D.C.|Dana Hedgpeth|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
It was in the vestry where the choir was putting on its garments.
A number of the articles were used in the erection of Edgbaston Vestry Hall, where the curious may inspect them if so inclined.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
In such ceremonies the wedding-party all meet in the vestry, and go to the altar together.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
The vestry declined to compromise, and insisted on allowing tobacco as a non-dietetic indulgence.English Poor Law Policy|Sidney Webb
When the Duc d'Anjou was gone, and had been followed by all the others, the three Guises entered the vestry.Chicot the Jester|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
I felt quite at home, as if I had been at some vestry-meeting, or some committee in the old country, when Elatreus got up.In the Wrong Paradise|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for vestry
noun plural -tries
- a meeting of all the members of a parish or their representatives, to transact the official business of the parish
- the body of members meeting for this; the parish council