Sidesman
Sidesman Sides"man, n.; pl. {Sidesmen}. 1. A party man; a partisan. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. An assistant to the churchwarden; a questman. [1913 Webster]


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  • sidesman — noun an assistant to a churchwarden, one of whose duties is to collect offerings during a service …   Wiktionary

  • sidesman — sides·man || saɪdzmÉ™n n. (British) assistant of a churchwarden …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sidesman — noun (plural sidesmen) Brit. a churchwarden s assistant …   English new terms dictionary

  • sidesman — sides·man …   English syllables

  • sidesman — /ˈsaɪdzmən/ (say suydzmuhn) noun (plural sidesmen) someone who assists the churchwardens of a parish, especially in distributing books and taking up the collection in church. {combination of two words originally in a syntactical relationship;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sidesman — n. (pl. men) an assistant churchwarden, who shows worshippers to their seats, takes the collection, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sidesmen — Sidesman Sides man, n.; pl. {Sidesmen}. 1. A party man; a partisan. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. An assistant to the churchwarden; a questman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Questman — Quest man, n.; pl. {Questmen}. One legally empowered to make quest of certain matters, esp. of abuses of weights and measures. Specifically: (a) A churchwarden s assistant; a sidesman. Blount. [Obs.] (b) A collector of parish rents. Blount.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Questmen — Questman Quest man, n.; pl. {Questmen}. One legally empowered to make quest of certain matters, esp. of abuses of weights and measures. Specifically: (a) A churchwarden s assistant; a sidesman. Blount. [Obs.] (b) A collector of parish rents.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stickler — Stic kler (st[i^]k kl[ e]r), n. [See {Stickle}, v. t.] One who stickles. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) One who arbitrates a duel; a sidesman to a fencer; a second; an umpire. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Basilius, the judge, appointed sticklers and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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