- 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.
- 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
- A room in or attached to a church where the clergy put on their vestments and where these robes and other sacred objects are stored; a sacristy.
- A room in a church used for meetings and classes.
- A committee of members elected to administer the temporal affairs of a parish.
- A business meeting of parishioners in a parish.
Origin of vestryMiddle English vestrie, probably from Anglo-Norman *vesterie, alteration of Old French vestiarie; see vestiary.
- A room in a church where the clergy put on their vestments and where these are stored; also used for meetings and classes; a sacristy.
- The choirboys change into their cassocks in the vestry.
- A committee of parishioners elected to administer the temporal affairs of a parish.
- The vestry meets on the first Tuesday of every month.
- An assembly of persons who manage parochial affairs; so called because usually held in a vestry.