Variant of vestry
noun pl. vestries
- 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: ME vestrie < OFr vestiarie < L vestiarium, wardrobe < vestis, garment: see vest
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