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sex·ton

 (sĕk′stən)
n.
An employee or officer of a church who is responsible for the care and upkeep of church property and sometimes for ringing bells and digging graves.

[Middle English sextein, from Anglo-Latin sextānus, probably from Medieval Latin secristānus, sacristan, variant of sacristānus; see sacristan.]

sexton

(ˈsɛkstən)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a person employed to act as caretaker of a church and its contents and graveyard, and often also as bell-ringer, gravedigger, etc
2. (Animals) another name for the burying beetle
[C14: from Old French secrestein, from Medieval Latin sacristānus sacristan]

sex•ton

(ˈsɛk stən)

n.
1. an official who maintains a church building and its contents, rings the bell, etc.
2. an official whose main duty is to maintain a synagogue and its religious articles.
[1275–1325; Middle English sexteyn, sekesteyn, syncopated variant of segerstane, secristeyn < Anglo-French segerstaine sacristan]
sex′ton•ship`, n.

Sex•ton

(ˈsɛk stən)

n.
Anne (Harvey), 1928–74, U.S. poet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sexton - United States poet (1928-1974)
2.sexton - an officer of the church who is in charge of sacred objects
caretaker - a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)
church officer - a church official
Translations
قَنْدَلَفْت
kostelník
kirketjener
suntio
egyházfisekrestyés
kirkjuòjónn
zakristijonas
ķesteris
kostolník
kilise çancısızangoç

sexton

[ˈsekstən] Nsacristán m

sexton

nKüster m

sexton

[ˈsɛkstn] nsagrestano

sexton

(ˈsekstən) noun
a person who looks after a church and often is responsible for bellringing etc.