Church Church, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Churched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Churching}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • church — O.E. cirice church, public place of worship, Christians collectively, from W.Gmc. *kirika (Cf. O.S. kirika, O.N. kirkja, O.Fris. zerke, M.Du. kerke, O.H.G. kirihha, Ger. Kirche), from Gk. kyriake (oikia), kyriakon doma Lord s (house), from kyrios …   Etymology dictionary

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  • church — ► NOUN 1) a building used for public Christian worship. 2) (Church) a particular Christian organization with its own distinctive doctrines. 3) institutionalized religion as a political or social force. ORIGIN from Greek kuriakon d ma Lord s house …   English terms dictionary

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