vestry: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ves'trē), [key]
— pl. -tries.
- a room in or a building attached to a church, in which the vestments, and sometimes liturgical objects, are kept; sacristy.
- (in some churches) a room in or a building attached to a church, used as a chapel, for prayer meetings, for the Sunday school, etc.
- a committee elected by members of a congregation to serve with the churchwardens in managing the temporal affairs of the church.
- a meeting attended by all the parishioners or by a committee of parishioners during which the official business of the church is discussed.
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