churchwarden

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churchwarden ‎(plural churchwardens)

  1. (Britain) A lay officer of the Church of England who handles the secular affairs of the parish.
  2. (US) A similar functionary of the Episcopal church.
  3. (Britain, slang) A churchwarden pipe.
    There was a small wooden table placed in front of the smoldering fire, with decanters, a jar of tobacco, and two long churchwardens. — W. Black.

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