Meaning of churchwarden

church•ward•en

Pronunciation: (chûrch'wôr"dn), [key]
— n.
  1. a lay officer who looks after the secular affairs of the church, and who, in England, is the legal representative of the parish.
  2. a lay church officer who, with other members of the vestry, is in charge of the temporal management of the parish.
  3. a long-stemmed clay pipe for smoking.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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