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Sexton

Noun

1 United States poet (1928-1974) [syn: Anne Sexton]
2 an officer of the church who is in charge of sacred objects [syn: sacristan]

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English

Noun

  1. A church official who looks after a church and its graveyard and may act as a gravedigger and bell-ringer.

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Pronunciation

Cardinal numeral

sexton
  1. sixteen

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Extensive Definition

Sexton may refer to:

See also

sexton in German: Sexton (Begriffsklärung)
sexton in French: Sexton

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bible clerk, Bible reader, acolyte, almoner, anagnost, beadle, bedral, capitular, capitulary, choir chaplain, churchwarden, clerk, deacon, deaconess, elder, elderman, embalmer, funeral director, gravedigger, lay elder, lay reader, lector, lecturer, mortician, parish clerk, precentor, reader, ruling elder, sacrist, sacristan, shames, sidesman, succentor, suisse, teaching elder, thurifer, undertaker, verger, vergeress
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