ves·​try·​man | \ ˈve-strē-mən How to pronounce vestryman (audio) \

Definition of vestryman

: a member of a vestry

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Doyle Garrett said, while taking a break from walking in the courtyard of the Old North Church, where the church sexton and a vestryman hung lanterns to signal to Paul Revere. Thomas Oide,, "Drinking in Boston’s history on the day before the Fourth of July," 3 July 2018 An activist, educator, ballplayer, and vestryman murdered by whites on election day 1871, Catto is at last coming into public view with a monument unveiling Oct. 26 at City Hall. Stephan Salisbury,, "China's terra-cotta warriors and 24 more great museum shows this fall," 6 Sep. 2017 In the early 1850s, three vestrymen from Christ Church founded the chapel, where services were led by lay members and volunteer students from Virginia Theological Seminary. Gerri Marmer, Washington Post, "Religion events from around the Washington area," 12 May 2017

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1614, in the meaning defined above

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