vestry-room

  • 1 vestry room — noun see vestry 1 * * * vestry room, a room forming the vestry of a church …

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  • 2 vestry-room — vesˈtry room noun 1. A vestry 2. The meeting place of a vestry • • • Main Entry: ↑vestry …

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  • 3 Vestry school — Vestry School, formally the St. John s Vestry A. I. Higher secondary School, was founded in 1763 in Trichairalli, India.HistoryWhen this school was started on 1763 by the British, it was first held inside the vestry room of St. John s church. (A… …

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  • 4 vestry — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. vestiary, sacristy; chapel. See council. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. church room, vestry room, robing room; see sacristy …

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  • 5 vestry — n. Sacristy, vestry room …

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  • 6 Vestry — Ves try, n.; pl. {Vestries}. [OE. vestrye, F. vestiaire, L. vestiarium, fr. vestiarius belonging to clothes, fr. vestis a garment. See {Vest}, n., and cf. {Vestiary}.] 1. A room appendant to a church, in which sacerdotal vestments and sacred… …

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  • 7 Vestry board — Vestry Ves try, n.; pl. {Vestries}. [OE. vestrye, F. vestiaire, L. vestiarium, fr. vestiarius belonging to clothes, fr. vestis a garment. See {Vest}, n., and cf. {Vestiary}.] 1. A room appendant to a church, in which sacerdotal vestments and… …

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  • 8 Vestry clerk — Vestry Ves try, n.; pl. {Vestries}. [OE. vestrye, F. vestiaire, L. vestiarium, fr. vestiarius belonging to clothes, fr. vestis a garment. See {Vest}, n., and cf. {Vestiary}.] 1. A room appendant to a church, in which sacerdotal vestments and… …

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  • 9 Vestry meeting — Vestry Ves try, n.; pl. {Vestries}. [OE. vestrye, F. vestiaire, L. vestiarium, fr. vestiarius belonging to clothes, fr. vestis a garment. See {Vest}, n., and cf. {Vestiary}.] 1. A room appendant to a church, in which sacerdotal vestments and… …

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  • 10 vestry — [ves′trē] n. pl. vestries [ME vestrie < OFr vestiarie < L vestiarium, wardrobe < vestis, garment: see VEST] 1. a room in a church where the clergy put on their vestments and the sacred vessels are kept; sacristy 2. a room in a church or… …

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  • 11 vestry — (n.) late 14c., probably from Anglo Fr. *vesterie, from O.Fr. vestiaire room for vestments, from L. vestarium wardrobe, noun use of neuter of vestiarius (adj.) of clothes, from vestis garment (see VEST (Cf. vest) (v.)) …

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  • 12 vestry — ► NOUN (pl. vestries) ▪ a room in or attached to a church, used as an office and for changing into ceremonial vestments. ORIGIN Latin vestiarium …

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  • 13 Vestry — St. George s Parish Vestry House built in 1766 at Perryman, Maryland A vestry is a room in or attached to a church or synagogue in which the vestments, vessels, records, etc., are kept (see also sacristy), and in which the clergy and choir robe… …

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  • 14 Vestry —    The name given to the room attached to or within the church building, used for vesting in, or in which the vestments are kept. From the old custom of parish meetings be held in it, such meetings were called the Vestry; a name that has since… …

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  • 15 vestry — UK [ˈvestrɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms vestry : singular vestry plural vestries a room in a church used for storing things …

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  • 16 vestry — /ˈvɛstri / (say vestree) noun (plural vestries) 1. a room in or a building attached to a church, in which the vestments, and sometimes also the sacred vessels, etc., are kept; a sacristy. 2. (in some churches) a room in or a building attached to… …

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  • 17 vestry — [[t]ve̱stri[/t]] vestries N COUNT A vestry is a room in a church which the clergy use as an office or to change into their ceremonial clothes for church services …

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  • 18 vestry — noun (plural vestries) 1》 a room in or attached to a church, used as an office and for changing into ceremonial vestments. 2》 a meeting of parishioners, originally in a vestry, for parochial business. Derivatives vestryman noun (plural vestrymen) …

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  • 19 vestry — n. (pl. ies) 1 a room or building attached to a church for keeping vestments in. 2 hist. a a meeting of parishioners usu. in a vestry for parochial business. b a body of parishioners meeting in this way. Derivatives: vestral adj. Etymology: ME f …

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  • 20 vestry — noun (plural vestries) Etymology: Middle English vestrie, probably from Anglo French *vesterie, alteration of Middle French vestiarie, from Medieval Latin vestiarium, from Latin, cupboard for storing clothes, from vestis garment; from its use as… …

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