Western Church
Western West"ern, a. [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the west; situated in the west, or in the region nearly in the direction of west; being in that quarter where the sun sets; as, the western shore of France; the western ocean. [1913 Webster]

Far o'er the glowing western main. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

2. Moving toward the west; as, a ship makes a western course; coming from the west; as, a western breeze. [1913 Webster]

{Western Church}. See {Latin Church}, under {Latin}.

{Western empire} (Hist.), the western portion of the Roman empire, as divided, by the will of Theodosius the Great, between his sons Honorius and Arcadius, a. d. 395. [1913 Webster]


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  • Western Church — n. 1. Historical the Christian church in much of the western part of the Roman Empire 2. that part of the Catholic Church which recognizes the pope and follows the Latin Rite; the Roman Catholic Church 3. broadly, all the Christian churches of… …   English World dictionary

  • Western Church — ► NOUN ▪ the part of the Christian Church originating in the Western Roman Empire, including the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Reformed Churches …   English terms dictionary

  • Western Church —    A term frequently met with in Church history and denoting the Churches which formerly made part of the western empire of Rome, i.e., the Church in western Europe, Italy, Spain, France, etc. The Church of England is also included under this… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Western Church — /wɛstən ˈtʃɜtʃ/ (say westuhn cherch) noun 1. the Roman Catholic Church, sometimes with the Anglican Church, or, more broadly, the Christian churches of western Europe and those churches elsewhere which are connected with or have sprung from them …   Australian English dictionary

  • Western Church —    The Church of Western Europe; before the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Western Church — noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy • Syn: ↑Roman Catholic, ↑Roman Catholic Church, ↑Church of Rome, ↑Roman Church • Members of this Topic: ↑indulgence, ↑Divine Office, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Western Church — n. Christian Church of the West that originated in the Western Roman Empire (including the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Reformed Churches) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Western Church — noun the part of the Christian Church originating in the Western Roman Empire, including the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Reformed Churches …   English new terms dictionary

  • Western Church — the Roman Catholic Church, sometimes with the Anglican Church, or, more broadly, the Christian churches of the West. [1620 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • western church —  Западная церковь …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

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