churchwarden

noun
church·​war·​den | \ ˈchərch-ˌwȯr-dᵊn How to pronounce churchwarden (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Churchwarden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/churchwarden. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of churchwarden

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

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