Sexton

Definition of Sexton

Sex´ton
n.1.An under officer of a church, whose business is to take care of the church building and the vessels, vestments, etc., belonging to the church, to attend on the officiating clergyman, and to perform other duties pertaining to the church, such as to dig graves, ring the bell, etc.
Sexton beetle
(Zool.) a burying beetle.

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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