(Sa"crist) n. [LL. sacrista. See Sacristan.] A sacristan; also, a person retained in a cathedral
to copy out music for the choir, and take care of the books.
(Sac"ris*tan) n. [F. sacristain, LL. sacrista, fr. L. sacer. See Sacred, and cf. Sexton.]
An officer of the church who has the care of the utensils or movables, and of the church in general; a
(Sac"ris*ty) n.; pl. Sacristies [F. sacristie, LL. sacristia, fr. L. sacer. See Sacred.] An
apartment in a church where the sacred utensils, vestments, etc., are kept; a vestry.
(Sa"cro-) (Anat.) A combining form denoting connection with, or relation to, the sacrum, as in
sacro-coccygeal, sacro-iliac, sacrosciatic.
(Sac"ro*sanct) a. [L. sucrosanctus.] Sacred; inviolable. [R.] Dr. H. More.
(Sa`cro*sci*at"ic) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to both the sacrum and the hip; as, the sacrosciatic
foramina formed by the sacrosciatic ligaments which connect the sacrum and the hip bone.
(Sa`cro*ver"te*bral) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sacrum and that part of the vertebral
column immediately anterior to it; as, the sacrovertebral angle.
(||Sa"crum) n.; pl. sacra [NL., fr. L. sacer sacred, os sacrum the lowest bone of the spine.]
(Anat.) That part of the vertebral column which is directly connected with, or forms a part of, the pelvis.
It may consist of a single vertebra or of several more or less consolidated. In man it forms the dorsal, or
posterior, wall of the pelvis, and consists of five united vertebræ, which diminish in size very rapidly to the
posterior extremity, which bears the coccyx.
(Sacs) n. pl.; sing. Sac (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians, which, together with the Foxes, formerly
occupied the region about Green Bay, Wisconsin. [Written also Sauks.]