vestral meaning, vestral definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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vestry

  

      n   pl   , -tries  
1    a room in or attached to a church in which vestments, sacred vessels, etc., are kept  
2    a room in or attached to some churches, used for Sunday school, meetings, etc.  
3   
a      (Church of England)   a meeting of all the members of a parish or their representatives, to transact the official business of the parish  
b    the body of members meeting for this; the parish council  
4      (Episcopalian (U.S.) and Anglican (Canadian) Churches)   a committee of vestrymen chosen by the congregation to manage the temporal affairs of their church  
     (C14: probably from Old French vestiarie; see vest)  
   vestral             adj  
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vestural, vestal, Vesta, ventral

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