select vestry

select vestry
small quanity of people chosen in large and densely populated English parishes to represent and handle and administrate the parish's interests for one year

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Select vestry — Vestry Ves try, n.; pl. {Vestries}. [OE. vestrye, F. vestiaire, L. vestiarium, fr. vestiarius belonging to clothes, fr. vestis a garment. See {Vest}, n., and cf. {Vestiary}.] 1. A room appendant to a church, in which sacerdotal vestments and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • select vestry — A board of representatives of the ratepayers • • • Main Entry: ↑vestry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vestry — Ves try, n.; pl. {Vestries}. [OE. vestrye, F. vestiaire, L. vestiarium, fr. vestiarius belonging to clothes, fr. vestis a garment. See {Vest}, n., and cf. {Vestiary}.] 1. A room appendant to a church, in which sacerdotal vestments and sacred… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vestry board — Vestry Ves try, n.; pl. {Vestries}. [OE. vestrye, F. vestiaire, L. vestiarium, fr. vestiarius belonging to clothes, fr. vestis a garment. See {Vest}, n., and cf. {Vestiary}.] 1. A room appendant to a church, in which sacerdotal vestments and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vestry clerk — Vestry Ves try, n.; pl. {Vestries}. [OE. vestrye, F. vestiaire, L. vestiarium, fr. vestiarius belonging to clothes, fr. vestis a garment. See {Vest}, n., and cf. {Vestiary}.] 1. A room appendant to a church, in which sacerdotal vestments and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vestry meeting — Vestry Ves try, n.; pl. {Vestries}. [OE. vestrye, F. vestiaire, L. vestiarium, fr. vestiarius belonging to clothes, fr. vestis a garment. See {Vest}, n., and cf. {Vestiary}.] 1. A room appendant to a church, in which sacerdotal vestments and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vestry — St. George s Parish Vestry House built in 1766 at Perryman, Maryland A vestry is a room in or attached to a church or synagogue in which the vestments, vessels, records, etc., are kept (see also sacristy), and in which the clergy and choir robe… …   Wikipedia

  • Select Vestries Bill — The Select Vestries Bill (or, by its long title, A bill for the better regulating of Select Vestries) is customarily introduced in the House of Lords at the start of each session of Parliament. The bill is read after the Queen s Speech, but… …   Wikipedia

  • vestry-men — /vestriyman/ A select number of parishioners elected in large and populous parishes to take care of the concerns of the parish; so called because they used ordinarily to meet in the vestry of the church …   Black's law dictionary

  • Metropolitan vestry — Vestry Ves try, n.; pl. {Vestries}. [OE. vestrye, F. vestiaire, L. vestiarium, fr. vestiarius belonging to clothes, fr. vestis a garment. See {Vest}, n., and cf. {Vestiary}.] 1. A room appendant to a church, in which sacerdotal vestments and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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