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English definition of “vestry”

vestry

noun [C]     /ˈves.tri/ (also sacristy)
a room in a church, especially one in which priests and the group of people who sing in church put on the special clothes they wear for church ceremonies, and in which things used in church ceremonies are sometimes keptParts of religious buildings
(Definition of vestry noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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