sacristy


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sac·ris·ty

 (săk′rĭ-stē)
n. pl. sac·ris·ties
A room in a church housing the sacred vessels and vestments; a vestry.

[Middle English sacristie, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin sacristia, from sacrista, sacristan; see sacristan.]

sacristy

(ˈsækrɪstɪ)
n, pl -ties
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a room attached to a church or chapel where the sacred vessels, vestments, etc, are kept and where priests attire themselves
[C17: from Medieval Latin sacristia; see sacristan]

sac•ris•ty

(ˈsæk rɪ sti)

n., pl. -ties.
a room in a church in which sacred vessels, vestments, etc., are kept.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin sacristia vestry =sacrist(a) (see sacristan) + -ia -y3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sacristy - a room in a church where sacred vessels and vestments are kept or meetings are heldsacristy - a room in a church where sacred vessels and vestments are kept or meetings are held
church building, church - a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty"
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
Translations
sakaristo
zakrystia

sacristy

[ˈsækrɪstɪ] Nsacristía f

sacristy

nSakristei f

sacristy

[ˈsækrɪstɪ] nsagrestia
References in classic literature ?
Dead men's bones, arranged in rows, like bricks, to form the first course upon which the walls of the sacristy had been built.
This surmise seemed to be confirmed when I saw a shadow suddenly glide along the sacristy wall.
murmured D'Artagnan; "I am unlucky;" and whilst he was lost in thought Bazin retreated toward the sacristy, and even there he could not think himself safe until he had shut and locked the door behind him.
We loitered through the grand aisles for an hour or two, staring up at the rich stained-glass windows embellished with blue and yellow and crimson saints and martyrs, and trying to admire the numberless great pictures in the chapels, and then we were admitted to the sacristy and shown the magnificent robes which the Pope wore when he crowned Napoleon I; a wagon-load of solid gold and silver utensils used in the great public processions and ceremonies of the church; some nails of the true cross, a fragment of the cross itself, a part of the crown of thorns.
With large gestures and in the emphatic tone which made what he said so striking, Athelny described to Philip the Spanish cathedrals with their vast dark spaces, the massive gold of the altar-pieces, and the sumptuous iron-work, gilt and faded, the air laden with incense, the silence: Philip almost saw the Canons in their short surplices of lawn, the acolytes in red, passing from the sacristy to the choir; he almost heard the monotonous chanting of vespers.
On returning to the sacristy he had torn off his alb, cope, and stole, had flung all into the hands of the stupefied beadle, had made his escape through the private door of the cloister, had ordered a boatman of the Terrain to transport him to the left bank of the Seine, and had plunged into the hilly streets of the University, not knowing whither he was going, encountering at every step groups of men and women who were hurrying joyously towards the Pont Saint-Michel, in the hope of still arriving in time to see the witch hung there,--pale, wild, more troubled, more blind and more fierce than a night bird let loose and pursued by a troop of children in broad daylight.
Because Madame Colleville has taken the shortest way to it-- through the sacristy.
It is a two floor building, with a presbytery, sacristy, and baptism chapel.
The culprits smashed windows to gain access to the sacristy areas of each church and around [euro]1,000 was taken.
Her surviving son is now moving toward the sacristy, for he will preside tonight over the vigil service for his mother, but it takes him a while to make his way to the sacristy to robe up, because people keep hugging him or shaking his hand.
The book Theonomics, published by Durhambased Sacristy Press and co-edited by Andrew Lightbown, looks at the benefit from taking a theological approach to the country's finances.
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Italian priest who admitted to sexually abusing a young teenage girl hanged himself in the sacristy -- the cleric's changing room in his church -- the diocese of Santa Croce in Northern Italy said Wednesday.