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sacristy

[sak-ri-stee] /ˈsæk rɪ sti/
noun, plural sacristies.
1.
an apartment in or a building connected with a church or a religious house, in which the sacred vessels, vestments, etc., are kept.
Origin of sacristy
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin sacristia vestry, equivalent to sacrist(a) (see sacristan) + -ia -y3
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  • Church vestments are also on display in the sacristy.
  • The intended design of the building probably included a vaulted ceiling over the nave and a dome over the sacristy.
  • Probably this one was placed over the entrance to a private chapel or sacristy, but its original location remains unknown.
  • In later years, an altar was added, and then a sacristy.
  • Iu the sacristy the paintings them selves were found rolled around a piece of stove pipe ready te be carried away.
British Dictionary definitions for sacristy

sacristy

/ˈsækrɪstɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a room attached to a church or chapel where the sacred vessels, vestments, etc, are kept and where priests attire themselves
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin sacristia; see sacristan
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Word Origin and History for sacristy
n.

"repository for sacred things," mid-15c., from Anglo-French sacrestie, from Medieval Latin sacrista, from Latin sacer "sacred" (see sacred).

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