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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man who is a member of a vestry.

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  • n. a member of a parochial vestry

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A member of a vestry; especially (Prot. Epis. Ch.), a member other than a warden. See vestry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of a vestry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a man who is a member of a church vestry

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Examples

  • So one could be a late 18th Century, lifelong Anglican, indeed, a vestryman in the Church (as Jefferson was), consider oneself a “Christian” (as Jefferson did) and reject every single one of those tenets.

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  • He also served as a vestryman for the Trinity Church in New York City.

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  • We have a Vestry in our borough, and can vote for a vestryman — might even BE a vestryman, mayhap, if we were inspired by a lofty and noble ambition.

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  • At church he was equally active as a vestryman and a worshipper.

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  • On Sunday nine Episcopal parishes in Virginia, including the one where George Washington served as a vestryman, announced that they had voted to up and leave the U.S.

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  • Among our number was a vestryman, – the densest idiot I have ever seen at large, – who met the plainest evidence with the most preposterous objections, and who was sided with by two flabby parochial parasites; all the three impanelled from a district so delivered over to Fever that they ought to have been upon their own trial for five hundred Murders.

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  • Among our number was a vestryman, — the densest idiot I have ever seen at large, — who met the plainest evidence with the most preposterous objections, and who was sided with by two flabby parochial parasites; all the three impanelled from a district so delivered over to Fever that they ought to have been upon their own trial for five hundred Murders.

    The Trial for Murder, by Charles Dickens

  • The new head vestryman, Ralph Hiram, was in charge of parish business.

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  • Washington was a lifelong Anglican-Episcopalian, served as a vestryman, and attended church fairly regularly, where his behavior was "serious and attentive," according to one minister who observed it.

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  • He was also a justice of the peace, a vestryman of the Anglican church and the head of the county militia.

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