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Vestry

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(1):

(n.) A body, composed of wardens and vestrymen, chosen annually by a parish to manage its temporal concerns.

(2):

(n.) A parochial assembly; an assembly of persons who manage parochial affairs; - so called because usually held in a vestry.

(3):

(n.) 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.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Vestry'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/v/vestry.html. 1828.

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