Pronunciation: (sek'stun),[key] —n. 1. an official of a church charged with taking care of the edifice and its contents, ringing the bell, etc., and sometimes with burying the dead.
2. an official who maintains a synagogue and its religious articles, chants the designated portion of the Torah on prescribed days, and assists the cantor in conducting services on festivals.
Pronunciation: (sek'stun),[key] —n. Anne (Harvey), 1928–74, U.S. poet.