Definition of Churchwarden

1. Noun. An officer in the Episcopal church who helps a parish priest with secular matters.

Generic synonyms: Church Officer



Definition of Churchwarden

1. n. One of the officers (usually two) in an Episcopal church, whose duties vary in different dioceses, but always include the provision of what is necessary for the communion service.

Definition of Churchwarden

1. Noun. (British) A lay officer of the Church of England who handles the secular affairs of the parish. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) A similar functionary of the Episcopal church. ¹

3. Noun. (UK slang) A churchwarden pipe. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Churchwarden

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Churchwarden

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"Here, however, one of the officers was appointed both overseer and churchwarden ; and there is nothing incompatible in the two offices, and all the duties ..."

2. The Statutes at Large from the Magna Charta, to the End of the Eleventh by Great Britain (1771)
"tand-cock and fuction-pipe, every churchwarden of fuch ... and fale of the goods and chat- els of every fuch churchwarden and ..."

3. The Weekly Reporter by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain. Privy Council, Great Britain. Supreme Court of Judicature (1901)
"And, accordingly, it is not in dispute that in practice the minister never did take part in the voting for the parishioners' churchwarden. ..."

4. The Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland [1807-1868/69] by Great Britain, George Kettilby Rickards (1852)
"If the churchwarden or churchwardens, Overseer or where there is no churchwarden or Overseer, or Person appointed to act as such, shall at any Time ..."

5. Daniel Defoe: His Life and Recently Discovered Writings: Extending from 1716 by Lee, William, Daniel Defoe (1869)
"The Parish, it seems, had furnish'd the Church with a new Bible and Common Prayer Book, and the Minister and churchwarden fought about the old; this, ..."

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