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sexton

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a person who takes care of church buildings and property and often rings the church's bell during services
  • a sexton who kept the church immaculate for over forty-five years

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The first known use of sexton was in the 14th century

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“Sexton.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sexton. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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