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.
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)
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