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



BrE BrE//ˈsekstən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsekstən//
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a person whose job is to take care of a church and its surroundings, ring the church bell, etc. Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French segrestein, from medieval Latin sacristanus, based on Latin sacer, sacr- ‘sacred’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sexton