Recent Examples of sexton from the Web
The statue’s removal, which came just before a debate exploded over Confederate monuments across the country, is moving ahead on schedule, said Don Price, sexton of the Orlando cemetery.
Marrero’s parents worked as sextons at nearby Second Mennonite Church.
Part of a woman's shoe was found as well as a sexton, used for navigation, Gillespie said.
The evening includes drinks and ends with dessert at the sexton’s cottage, where visitors can meet the actors.
Ethel Lance, 70, was the church sexton who kept the bathrooms and building immaculately clean. •
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SEXTON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sexton for English Language Learners
: a person who takes care of church buildings and property and often rings the church's bell during services
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