Definition of vestry in English:

vestry

Line breaks: ves¦try
Pronunciation: /ˈvɛstri
 
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noun (plural vestries)

  • 1A room or building attached to a church, used as an office and for changing into ceremonial vestments.
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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