sexton

sexton [seks′tən]
n.
[ME sextein, altered < segerstane < OFr segrestain < ML sacristanus: see SACRISTAN]
a church officer or employee in charge of the maintenance of church property: duties may include ringing the church bells and digging graves in the churchyard

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  • Sexton — may refer to:*Sexton (artillery), a self propelled artillery vehicle of World War II *Sexton (office), a church officer charged with the maintenance of the church buildings and/or the surrounding graveyard *Sexton (surname), people with the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sexton — • One who guards the church edifice, its treasures, vestments, etc., and as an inferior minister attends to burials, bell ringings and similar offices about a church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sexton     Sexton …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Sexton —   [ sekstn], Anne, amerikanische Lyrikerin, * Newton (Massachusetts) 9. 11. 1928, ✝ (Selbstmord) Weston (Massachusetts) 4. 10. 1974; Tochter einer wohlhabenden Familie aus Neuengland. Zeitlebens psychisch labil, begann sie auf Rat ihres… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sexton — Nom anglais assez fréquent qui désigne un sacristain (sens de l anglais sexton ). En France, on rencontre des Sexton dans l Oise, je ne sais pas si l origine est la même …   Noms de famille

  • Sexton — Sex ton, n. [OE. sextein, contr. fr. sacristan.] An under officer of a church, whose business is to take care of the church building and the vessels, vestments, etc., belonging to the church, to attend on the officiating clergyman, and to perform …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sexton — index caretaker (one caring for property) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sexton — c.1300, sekesteyn, person in charge of the sacred objects of a church, from O.Fr. segrestien, from M.L. sacristanus (see SACRISTAN (Cf. sacristan)). Sense of custodian of a church first recorded 1580s …   Etymology dictionary

  • sexton — ► NOUN ▪ a person who looks after a church and churchyard, typically acting as bell ringer and gravedigger. ORIGIN Old French segrestein, from Latin sacristanus sacristan …   English terms dictionary

  • Sexton — Der Sexton (Küster oder auch Totengräber) war eine britische Selbstfahrlafette im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Sexton, ausgestellt im Warschauer Museum Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Entstehung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sexton — САУ Sexton в экспозиции варшавского музея Войска Польского …   Википедия

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