Sacristan Definition

săkrĭ-stən
noun
A person in charge of a sacristy.
Webster's New World
A sexton.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
sexton

Other Word Forms of Sacristan

Noun

Singular:
sacristan
Plural:
sacristans

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

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