As nouns the difference between temporal and vestry
is that temporal
is (chiefly|in the plural) anything temporal or secular; a temporality or temporal
can be (skeleton) either of the bones on the side of the skull, near the ears while vestry
is a room in a church where the clergy put on their vestments and where these are stored; also used for meetings and classes; a sacristy.
As a adjective temporal
is of or relating to time or temporal
can be of the temples of the head.
From (etyl) temporal, from (etyl) temporal, from (etyl) temporalis, from .
Of or relating to time.
Of limited time; not perpetual.
* Bible, 2 Corinthians iv. 18
Of or relating to the material world, as opposed to (spiritual).
* 2011 , Thomas Penn, Winter King , Penguin 2012, p. 166:
- The things which are seen are temporal , but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Lasting a short time only.
Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical.
- Not long before, he had ruefully acknowledged in a letter to his pious mother that most of his appointments to the bench of bishops had been motivated by distinctly temporal impulses.
- temporal''' power; '''temporal courts
(chiefly, in the plural) Anything temporal or secular; a temporality.
- He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor in temporals .
* temporal bone
* temporal lobe
(skeleton) Either of the bones on the side of the skull, near the ears.
Any of a reptile's scales on the side of the head between the parietal and supralabial scales, and behind the postocular scales.
A room in a church where the clergy put on their vestments and where these are stored; also used for meetings and classes; a sacristy.
A committee of parishioners elected to administer the temporal affairs of a parish.
- The choirboys change into their cassocks in the vestry .
An assembly of persons who manage parochial affairs; so called because usually held in a vestry.
- The vestry meets on the first Tuesday of every month.