churchwarden

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

Definition of churchwarden

  1. 1 :  one of two lay parish officers in Anglican churches with responsibility especially for parish property and alms

  2. 2 :  a long-stemmed clay pipe

15th Century

First Known Use of churchwarden

15th century


CHURCHWARDEN Defined for English Language Learners

churchwarden

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

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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