[ves-tree-muh n]

Origin of vestryman

First recorded in 1605–15; vestry + man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vestryman

Historical Examples of vestryman

  • He is a justice of the peace; he is a vestryman in the church; 207 he is a husband and a father.

    Her Mother's Secret

    Emma D. E. N. Southworth

  • Washington was vestryman of two parishes,—Fairfax and Truro.

  • He was an ardent Episcopalian and a vestryman in old Trinity Parish.

    As I Remember

    Marian Gouverneur

  • She was roused by a formal visit from a vestryman,—one of the music committee.

  • At church he was equally active as a vestryman and a worshipper.

    The History of Pendennis

    William Makepeace Thackeray

British Dictionary definitions for vestryman


noun plural -men
  1. a member of a church vestry
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