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Middle English from Medieval Latin sacristānus from sacrista from Latin sacer sacred sacred
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
French sacristain, Late Latin sacrista, from Latin sacer. See sacred, and compare sexton.
How does the sacristan come back to life to kill after he has put the pneumatic drill through his chest?
The reign of " Brother Sacristan, " the nickname given to Joseph by Frederick the Great, was one continual suppression of superfluous abbeys, feast-days, pilgrimages.
A sacristan commanded one party which captured several hundred prisoners in the course of a month; and there was Vasilisa, the wife of a village elder, who slew hundreds of the French.
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