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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Churchwarden  \Church"ward`en\,  n. 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  A  clay  tobacco  pipe,  with  a  long  tube.  [Slang,  Eng.] 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  churchwarden 
  n  :  an  officer  in  the  Episcopal  church  who  helps  a  parish  priest 
  with  secular  matters 




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