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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A room in a church where sacred garments are kept or meetings are held; In the Protestant Episcopal Church: a committee elected by the congregation to work with the churchwardens in managing the temporal affairs of the church.

Usage examples (31)
  • Virginia parishes; the vestry was a close corporation
  • In the vestry is a theological library, bequeathed by the first rector,
  • "No" said the man "Mr. Roberts who is sorting surplices in the vestry is the parson."
  • So I said, in a by-the-by way, to my churchwarden, "We must call a vestry before long, and have this looked to." for more
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