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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up churchwarden? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!