Meaning of vestry

ves•try

Pronunciation: (ves'trē), [key]
— pl. -tries.
  1. a room in or a building attached to a church, in which the vestments, and sometimes liturgical objects, are kept; sacristy.
  2. (in some churches) a room in or a building attached to a church, used as a chapel, for prayer meetings, for the Sunday school, etc.
  3. a committee elected by members of a congregation to serve with the churchwardens in managing the temporal affairs of the church.
  4. a meeting attended by all the parishioners or by a committee of parishioners during which the official business of the church is discussed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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