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Meaning of CHURCHWARDEN

Pronunciation:  'church`wordn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an officer in the Episcopal church who helps a parish priest with secular matters
 

CHURCHWARDEN is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: church officer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Church"ward`en\, n.
1. One of the officers (usually two) in an Episcopal church,
   whose duties vary in different dioceses, but always
   include the provision of what is necessary for the
   communion service.

2. A clay tobacco pipe, with a long tube. [Slang, Eng.]

         There was a small wooden table placed in front of
         the smoldering fire, with decanters, a jar of
         tobacco, and two long churchwardens.  --W. Black.

 

 

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