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Meaning of SEXTON

Pronunciation:  'sekstun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an officer of the church who is in charge of sacred objects
  2. [n]  United States poet (1928-1974)
 

SEXTON is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: Anne Sexton, sacristan
 
 See Also: caretaker, church officer, poet

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sex"ton\, n. [OE. sextein, contr. fr. sacristan.]
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} (Zo["o]l.), a burying beetle.

 

 

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