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Sexton vs. Sacristan

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Sextonnoun

A church official who looks after a church building and its graveyard and may act as a gravedigger and bell-ringer.

Sacristannoun

The person who maintains the sacristy and the sacred objects it contains.

Sextonnoun

A sexton beetle.

Sacristannoun

An officer of the church who has the care of the utensils or movables, and of the church in general; a sexton.

Sextonnoun

An under officer of a church, whose business is to take care of the church building and the vessels, vestments, etc., belonging to the church, to attend on the officiating clergyman, and to perform other duties pertaining to the church, such as to dig graves, ring the bell, etc.

Sacristannoun

an officer of the church who is in charge of sacred objects

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Sextonnoun

United States poet (1928-1974)

Sacristan

A sacristan is an officer charged with care of the sacristy, the church, and their contents. In ancient times, many duties of the sacrist were performed by the doorkeepers (ostiarii), and later by the treasurers and mansionarii.

Sextonnoun

an officer of the church who is in charge of sacred objects

Sextonnoun

a person who looks after a church and churchyard, typically acting as bell-ringer and gravedigger.

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