He said unto him that was over the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the worshipers of Baal.2 Kings x. 22.
(Ch. of Eng.) A parochial assembly; an assembly of persons who manage parochial affairs; -- so called because usually held in a vestry.
(Prot. Epis. Ch.) A body, composed of wardens and vestrymen, chosen annually by a parish to manage its temporal concerns.
Metropolitan vestry, in the city of London, and certain specified parishes and places in England, a body composed of householders who pay poor rates. Its duties include the repair of churches, care of highways, the appointment of certain officers, etc. --
Select vestry, a select number of persons chosen in large and populous English parishes to represent and manage the concerns of the parish for one year.
Mozley & W. --
(Ch. of Eng.), a vestry. See def. 2, above. --
Vestry clerk, an officer chosen by the vestry, who keeps a record of its proceedings; also, in England, one who keeps the parish accounts and books. --
Vestry meeting, the meeting of a vestry or vestry board; also, a meeting of a parish held in a vestry or other place.
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