Webster 1913 Edition
A room appendant to a church, in which sacerdotal vestments and sacred utensils are sometimes kept, and where meetings for worship or parish business are held; a sacristy; – formerly called revestiary.
He said unto him that was over the
vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the worshipers of Baal.
2 Kings x. 22.
(Ch. of Eng.)
A parochial assembly; an assembly of persons who manage parochial affairs; – so called because usually held in a vestry.
(Prot. Epis. Ch.)
A body, composed of wardens and vestrymen, chosen annually by a parish to manage its temporal concerns.
in the city of London, and certain specified parishes and places in England, a body composed of householders who pay poor rates. Its duties include the repair of churches, care of highways, the appointment of certain officers, etc.–
a select number of persons chosen in large and populous English parishes to represent and manage the concerns of the parish for one year.
Mozley & W.–
(Ch. of Eng.),
a vestry. See def. 2, above.–
an officer chosen by the vestry, who keeps a record of its proceedings; also, in England, one who keeps the parish accounts and books.–
the meeting of a vestry or vestry board; also, a meeting of a parish held in a vestry or other place.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A room appendant to a church, in which the sacerdotal vestments, in which the sacerdotal vestments and sacred utensils are kept, and where parochial meetings are held.
2.A parochial assembly, so called because held in the vestry.
The council are chosen by the vestry.