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1. One who is in charge of a sacristy.
2. A sexton.
[Middle English, from Medieval Latin sacristānus, from sacrista, from Latin sacer, sacred; see sacred.]
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1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who has charge of the contents of a church, esp the sacred vessels, vestments, etc
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a less common word for sexton1
[C14: from Medieval Latin sacristānus, from sacrista, from Latin sacer holy]
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sac•ris•tan(ˈsæk rɪ stən)
an official in charge of a sacristy.Also called sac•rist (ˈsæk rɪst, ˈseɪ krɪst)
[1325–75; Middle English < Medieval Latin sacristānus, derivative of sacrist(a) custodian of sacred objects (Latin sacr-, s. of sacer sacred + Medieval Latin -ista -ist)]
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an official or cleric appointed curator of the vestments, sacred vessels, and relies of a religious body, church, or cathedral.See also: Church
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|Noun||1.||sacristan - 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
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sacristan[ˈsækrɪstən] N → sacristán m
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n → Sakristan(in) m(f)
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sacristan[ˈsækrɪst/ən] n → sagrestano
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