Churchwarden Church"ward`en, n. 1. One of the officers (usually two) in an Episcopal church, whose duties vary in different dioceses, but always include the provision of what is necessary for the communion service. [1913 Webster]

2. A clay tobacco pipe, with a long tube. [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster]

There was a small wooden table placed in front of the smoldering fire, with decanters, a jar of tobacco, and two long churchwardens. --W. Black. [1913 Webster]

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  • Churchwarden — This article is about lay office. For smoking pipe, see Churchwarden pipe. Anglicanism portal A churchwarden is a lay official in a parish church or congregation of the Anglican Communion, usually working as a part time volunteer. Holde …   Wikipedia

  • churchwarden — UK [ˌtʃɜː(r)tʃˈwɔː(r)d(ə)n] / US [ˌtʃɜrtʃˈwɔrd(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms churchwarden : singular churchwarden plural churchwardens someone who looks after the property and money of a church in the Church of England …   English dictionary

  • churchwarden — [[t]tʃɜ͟ː(r)tʃwɔ͟ː(r)d(ə)n[/t]] churchwardens N COUNT In the Anglican Church, a churchwarden is the person who has been chosen by a congregation to help the vicar of a parish with administration and other duties …   English dictionary

  • churchwarden — noun Date: 15th century 1. one of two lay parish officers in Anglican churches with responsibility especially for parish property and alms 2. a long stemmed clay pipe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • churchwarden — /cherrch wawr dn/, n. 1. Anglican Ch. a lay officer who looks after the secular affairs of the church, and who, in England, is the legal representative of the parish. 2. Episc. Ch. a lay church officer who, with other members of the vestry, is in …   Universalium

  • churchwarden — noun a) A lay officer of the Church of England who handles the secular affairs of the parish. b) A similar functionary of the Episcopal church …   Wiktionary

  • churchwarden — church|war|den [ˌtʃə:tʃˈwo:dn US ˈtʃə:rtʃwo:rdn] n someone who looks after church property and money …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • churchwarden — church|war|den [ ,tʃɜrtʃ wɔrdn ] noun count someone who takes care of the property and money of a church …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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