sacristan

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noun sac·ris·tan \ˈsa-krə-stən\

Definition of sacristan

  1. :  a person in charge of the sacristy and ceremonial equipment; also :  sexton

Origin and Etymology of sacristan

Middle English, from Medieval Latin sacristanus, from Latin sacr-, sacer


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