Sacristy definition

săkrĭ-stē
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A room in a church, usually adjoining the sanctuary, where the sacred vessels, vestments, etc. are kept; vestry.
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A room in a church where sacred vessels, books, vestments, etc. are kept. Sometimes also used by clergy to prepare for worship or for meetings.
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A room in a church housing the sacred vessels and vestments; a vestry.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sacristy
Plural:
sacristies

Origin of sacristy

  • Middle English sacristie from Anglo-Norman from Medieval Latin sacristia from sacrista sacristan sacristan

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

  • From Latin sacristia

    From Wiktionary