from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An officer chosen by the vestry, who keeps the parish accounts and books.


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  • What you observe of the vestry-clerk deserves consideration. —

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • I had employed all my stock, and even engaged my credit, to procure a large assortment of goods for the Lammas market; but, having given my vote in the election of a vestry-clerk, contrary to the interest of Justice

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • Every parish church, you know, has a vestry-clerk and a parish-clerk.

    The Woman in White

  • He was the solicitor in those days, sir, who had the appointment of vestry-clerk to this church.

    The Woman in White

  • We opened the little gate that led to a large stone crucifix in front of the chapel, and found the vestry-clerk and a boy ministrant waiting for us in the entry.

    Dr. Dumany's Wife

  • Every parish church, you know, has a vestry-clerk and a parishclerk.

    The Woman in White

  • The vestry-clerk is a sort of an appointment that the lawyers get, and if there's any business to be done for the vestry, why there they are to do it.

    The Woman in White

  • I am not quite sure that I know what a vestry-clerk is. '

    The Woman in White

  • ` You said just now he was vestry-clerk, like his father before him.

    The Woman in White

  • He's vestry-clerk here now as his father was before him.

    The Woman in White


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