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sacristan

[sak-ri-stuhn]
noun
1.
Also called sacrist [sak-rist, sey-krist] . an official in charge of the sacred vessels, vestments, etc., of a church or a religious house.
2.
a sexton.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English < Medieval Latin sacristānus, equivalent to sacrist(a) custodian of sacred objects + -ānus -an

undersacristan, noun
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sacristan or sacrist (ˈsækrɪstən, ˈsækrɪst, ˈseɪ-)
 
n
1.  a person who has charge of the contents of a church, esp the sacred vessels, vestments, etc
2.  a less common word for sexton
 
[C14: from Medieval Latin sacristānus, from sacrista, from Latin sacer holy]
 
sacrist or sacrist
 
n
 
[C14: from Medieval Latin sacristānus, from sacrista, from Latin sacer holy]

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sacristan
late 14c., from M.L. sacristanus, from L. sacrista, from sacer (gen. sacri) "sacred" (see sacred). Cf. sexton, which is a doublet.
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