noun dor·cas·try \ˈdȯrkəstrē\

Definition of dorcastry



  1. :  a church auxiliary organized to plan and execute benevolent work

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Origin and Etymology of dorcastry

Dorcas, Christian woman of Joppa celebrated in the early church for her good works (Acts 9:36) + English -try (as in deviltry)

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a trip made at another's expense

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