The definition of a sexton is someone working for a church who takes care of church maintenance, digs graves and rings bells.(noun)
An example of a sexton is the person who mows the lawn and does repair work at a church.
See sexton in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME sextein, altered < segerstane < OFr segrestain < ML sacristanus: see sacristan
See sexton in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English sextein
Origin: , from Anglo-Latin sextānus
Origin: , probably from Medieval Latin secristānus, sacristan
Origin: , variant of sacristānus; see sacristan.
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