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

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • churchwarden — ► NOUN ▪ either of two elected lay representatives in an Anglican parish …   English terms dictionary

  • churchwarden — [chʉrch′wôrd΄ n] n. [ME chirchewardein: see CHURCH & WARDEN] 1. either of two lay officers of an Episcopal church who attend to certain secular matters, as care of church property 2. Brit. a clay tobacco pipe with a very long stem …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — /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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