Definition of sacristy in English:

sacristy

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Pronunciation: /ˈsakrɪsti
 
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noun (plural sacristies)

  • A room in a church where a priest prepares for a service, and where vestments and articles of worship are kept.
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    • Those who may wish to join the choir are more than welcome and can still do so by calling into the church sacristy or contacting any of the parish priests.
    • To the right, a stair leads up to the choir gallery over the sacristy and priest's office.
    • A meeting of the local Pioneer Council will take place tomorrow night Wednesday 22nd January at 8.30 pm in the sacristy of the Parish Church.

Origin

late Middle English: from French sacristie, from medieval Latin sacristia, based on Latin sacer, sacr- 'sacred'.

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