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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A room in a church housing the sacred vessels and vestments; a vestry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An apartment in or a building connected with a church or monastery, in which the sacred utensils are kept and the vestments used by the officiating clergymen or priests are deposited; the vestry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An apartment in a church where the sacred utensils, vestments, etc., are kept; a vestry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A room in a church where sacred vessels, books, vestments, etc. are kept. Sometimes also used by clergy to prepare for worship or for meetings.

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

  • noun a room in a church where sacred vessels and vestments are kept or meetings are held

Etymologies

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

[Middle English sacristie, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin sacristia, from sacrista, sacristan; see sacristan.]

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From Latin sacristia

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