Sacristan meaning

săkrĭ-stən
One who is in charge of a sacristy.
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A sexton.
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A person in charge of a sacristy.
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The person who maintains the sacristy and the sacred objects it contains.
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Origin of sacristan

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin sacristānus from sacrista from Latin sacer sacred sacred

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French sacristain, Late Latin sacrista, from Latin sacer. See sacred, and compare sexton.

    From Wiktionary