churchwarden

noun church·war·den \ ˈchərch-ˌwȯr-dᵊn \

Definition of churchwarden

1 : one of two lay parish officers in Anglican churches with responsibility especially for parish property and alms
2 : a long-stemmed clay pipe

First Known Use of churchwarden

15th century


CHURCHWARDEN Defined for English Language Learners

churchwarden

noun

Definition of churchwarden for English Language Learners

  • : someone who is in charge of the property and money of an Anglican church



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