Definition of sacristan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsækrɪstən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsækrɪstən//
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a person whose job is to take care of the holy objects in a Christian church and to prepare the altar for services Word OriginMiddle English: from medieval Latin sacristanus, based on Latin sacer, sacr- ‘sacred’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sacristan