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vestry Line breaks: ves¦try
Pronunciation: /ˈvɛstri/

Definition of vestry in English:

noun (plural vestries)

1A room or building attached to a church, used as an office and for changing into ceremonial vestments.
Example sentences
  • Outside is a small boiler house and the vestry with a single room of about 90 sq ft.
  • The school opened with just nine pupils, using a church hall as a classroom and the vestry as an office.
  • It will also include two meeting rooms, a kitchen, an office, a vestry and toilets.
1.1A meeting of parishioners, originally in a vestry, for the conduct of parochial business.


Late Middle English: probably from an Anglo-Norman French alteration of Old French vestiarie, from Latin vestiarium.

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