Meaning of sexton


Pronunciation: (sek'stun), [key]
  1. an official of a church charged with taking care of the edifice and its contents, ringing the bell, etc., and sometimes with burying the dead.
  2. an official who maintains a synagogue and its religious articles, chants the designated portion of the Torah on prescribed days, and assists the cantor in conducting services on festivals.


Pronunciation: (sek'stun), [key]
  1. 1928–74, U.S. poet.
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