- plural form of vestry
Variant of vestry
- a room in a church where the clergy put on their vestments and the sacred vessels are kept; sacristy
- a room in a church or church building for prayer meetings, Sunday school, etc.
- Anglican Ch., Episcopal Ch. a group of church members who manage the temporal affairs of the church
- Anglican Ch.
- a meeting of such a group or of the parishioners in general
- the place for this
Origin of vestryMiddle English vestrie ; from Old French vestiarie ; from Classical Latin vestiarium, wardrobe ; from vestis, garment: see vest