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    Definition:
    Church - (n.) A building set apart for Christian worship.
    Church - (n.) A Jewish or heathen temple.
    Church - (n.) A formally organized body of Christian believers worshiping together.
    Church - (n.) A body of Christian believers, holding the same creed, observing the same rites, and acknowledging the same ecclesiastical authority; a denomination; as, the Roman Catholic church; the Presbyterian church.
    Church - (n.) The collective body of Christians.
    Church - (n.) Any body of worshipers; as, the Jewish church; the church of Brahm.
    Church - (n.) The aggregate of religious influences in a community; ecclesiastical influence, authority, etc.; as, to array the power of the church against some moral evil.
    Church - (v. t.) To bless according to a prescribed form, or to unite with in publicly returning thanks in church, as after deliverance from the dangers of childbirth; as, the churching of women.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Broad Church - () A portion of the Church of England, consisting of persons who claim to hold a position, in respect to doctrine and fellowship, intermediate between the High Church party and the Low Church, or evangelical, party. The term has been applied to other bodies of men holding liberal or comprehensive views of Christian doctrine and fellowship.
    Chopchurch - (n.) An exchanger or an exchange of benefices.
    Churched - (imp. & p. p.) of Church
    Churching - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Church
    Church-ale - (n.) A church or parish festival (as in commemoration of the dedication of a church), at which much ale was used.
    Church-bench - (n.) A seat in the porch of a church.
    Churchdom - (n.) The institution, government, or authority of a church.
    Churchgoer - (n.) One who attends church.
    Churchgoing - (a.) Habitually attending church.
    Churchgoing - (a.) Summoning to church.
    Church-haw - (n.) Churchyard.
    Churchism - (n.) Strict adherence to the forms or principles of some church organization; sectarianism.
    Churchless - (a.) Without a church.
    Churchlike - (a.) Befitting a church or a churchman; becoming to a clergyman.
    Churchliness - (n.) Regard for the church.
    Churchly - (a.) Pertaining to, or suitable for, the church; ecclesiastical.
    Churchmen - (pl. ) of Churchman
    Churchman - (n.) An ecclesiastic or clergyman.
    Churchman - (n.) An Episcopalian, or a member of the Established Church of England.
    Churchman - (n.) One was is attached to, or attends, church.
    Churchmanly - (a.) Pertaining to, or becoming, a churchman.
    Churchmanship - (n.) The state or quality of being a churchman; attachment to the church.
    Church modes - () The modes or scales used in ancient church music. See Gregorian.
    Churchship - (n.) State of being a church.
    Churchwarden - (n.) 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.
    Churchwarden - (n.) A clay tobacco pipe, with a long tube.
    Churchwardenship - (n.) The office of a churchwarden.
    Churchy - (a.) Relating to a church; unduly fond of church forms.
    Churchyard - (n.) The ground adjoining a church, in which the dead are buried; a cemetery.
    Dischurch - (v. t.) To deprive of status as a church, or of membership in a church.
    High-church - (a.) Of or pertaining to, or favoring, the party called the High Church, or their doctrines or policy. See High Church, under High, a.
    High-churchism - (n.) The principles of the high-church party.
    High-churchman - (n.) One who holds high-church principles.
    High-churchman-ship - (n.) The state of being a high-churchman.
    Low-church - (a.) Not placing a high estimate on ecclesiastical organizations or forms; -- applied especially to Episcopalians, and opposed to high-church. See High Church, under High.
    Low-churchism - (n.) The principles of the low-church party.
    Low-churchman - (n.) One who holds low-church principles.
    Low-churchmanship - (n.) The state of being a low-churchman.
    Unchurch - (v. t.) To expel, or cause to separate, from a church; to excommunicate.
    Unchurch - (v. t.) To deprive of the character, privileges, and authority of a church.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Church - n. 1 building for public christian worship. 2 public worship (met after church). 3 (church) a body of all christians. B clergy or clerical profession. C organized christian society (the early church). [greek kuriakon lord's (house)]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Churchgoer - n. Person attending church regularly.
    Churchman - n. Member of the clergy or of a church.
    Church of england - n. English protestant church.
    Churchwarden - n. Either of two elected lay representatives of an anglican parish.
    Churchyard - n. Enclosed ground around a church used for burials.
    Collegiate church - n. Church endowed for a chapter of canons but without a bishop's see.
    Eastern church - n. Orthodox church.
    Established church - n. The church recognized by the state.
    Free church - n. Nonconformist church.
    High church - n. Section of the church of england emphasizing ritual, priestly authority, and sacraments.
    High church - n. Section of the church of england emphasizing ritual, priestly authority, and sacraments.
    Low church - n. Section of the church of england attaching little importance to ritual, priestly authority, and the sacraments.
    Orthodox church - n. Eastern church with the patriarch of constantinople as its head, and including the national churches of russia, romania, greece, etc.
    Reformed church - n. A protestant (esp. Calvinist) church.
    Unification church - n. Religious organization founded by sun myung moon.
    United reformed church - n. Church formed in 1972 from the english presbyterian and congregational churches.

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