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Definitions of vestry

  1. in the Protestant Episcopal Church: a committee elected by the congregation to work with the churchwardens in managing the temporal affairs of the church Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A room appendant to a church, in which sacerdotal vestments and sacred utensils are sometimes kept, and where meetings for worship or parish business are held; a sacristy; - formerly called revestiary. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A parochial assembly; an assembly of persons who manage parochial affairs; - so called because usually held in a vestry. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A room in a church where the clergy put on their vestments or robes; also, in some Protestant churches, a room or building attached to a church, and used as a chapel, Sunday-school room, etc.; in the Protestant Episcopal Church, a body of men who direct or govern the affairs of a parish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. In the R. C. and Episcopal Churches, a room adjoining a church, in which the vestments are kept and parochial meetings held: in the Episcopal Church, an assembly of the managers of parochial affairs. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Room attached to a church, in which the vestments are kept; body of managers of parochial affairs. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A room where vestments are kept. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A body administering the affairs of the parish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A room appendant to a church, in which the clerical vestments and sacred utensils are kept; a parochial assembly for conducting the affairs of a parish, so called because its meetings were formerly held in the vestry. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A room or apartment attached to a church in which the ecclesiastical vestments are kept and parochial meetings held; a committee elected annually in a parish to manage its temporal affairs in conjunction with the churchwardens; a select vestry, a smaller body deputed to represent the larger one. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for vestry

  1. An odd thing happened to me in the church, where at the vestry I had just signed my name as other visitors did. – My Life as an Author by Martin Farquhar Tupper
  2. Seven of the vestry – Audrey by Mary Johnston
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