What is another word for vestry?

Pronunciation: [vˈɛstɹi] (IPA)

Vestry is a term that refers to a room in a church or a committee of members responsible for church affairs. However, there are several synonyms for the word vestry that can be used in different contexts. For instance, the word sacristy refers to a room in a church where sacred vessels, vestments, and other liturgical items are kept. Similarly, Parvis is another term that means a chamber or building adjacent to the church and used for solemn purposes. The term chapterhouse also refers to a building or room used by religious orders for meetings and decision-making. Other synonyms for the word vestry include the consistory, synod, and convocation. All of these synonyms carry a similar meaning to the vestry, depending on the context in which they are used.

What are the hypernyms for Vestry?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Vestry?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the meronyms for Vestry?

Meronyms are words that refer to a part of something, where the whole is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Vestry

You have this vestry-book in your keeping?
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
And he pointed to the vestry-book.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
Then they and the witnesses signed their names, and where their hands and wrists touched the vestry table there was a tiny puddle, and yet this is what they call "cold weather" here!
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch

Famous quotes with Vestry

  • An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
    Thomas Jefferson
  • An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
    Thomas Jefferson
  • Each of these smaller corporations... to which an Athenian citizen belonged, had... business of its own—money to spend, officers to appoint, rules to make—very similar to that which the state transacted on a larger scale. And it is not to be supposed that Athenians were at all ashamed to take part in such minor business, as English gentlemen are to sit on a vestry or a town council. On the contrary, a large part of the population left their private affairs for slaves to manage, and devoted themselves entirely to their public duties.
    James Gow (scholar)

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