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sexton
American English: /ˈsɛkstən/
British English: /ˈsɛkst(ə)n/

Translation of sexton in Spanish:

noun

  • Example sentences
    • Although many of Doyle's paintings depict the comical and amusing characters of his environment, it should be noted that Doyle was an intensely religious person who attended church regularly and served as the sexton of his church.
    • A presentation was made to John Correll, Aghade, to honour the long service of the Correll Family as sextons of All Saints Church, Aghade.
    • Their family was a respected one, the most notable member being their maternal grandfather, Morten Klemetsen, who was a third generation teacher and served also as the sexton in the local church until 1905.

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