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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  • churched — (chûrcht) adj. Belonging to or participating in a church. n. (used with a pl. verb) People who belong to or participate in a church considered as a group. * * * …   Universalium

  • churched — un·churched; …   English syllables

  • churched — adjective Date: 14th century affiliated with a church …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • churched — tʃɜːtʃ n. building in which Christians meet to worship; public worship; members of a religious denomination; denomination; leaders of a religious body; organized religion v. take to church; conduct a special service (in thanks for the safe… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • churched — …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|churched — «uhn CHURCHT», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. having no church. 2. excluded from a church. 3. not belonging to or affiliated with a church: »Surveys…showed that more than half of the population of New York was unchurched (New York Times). –n. people… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Churching of women — Presentation in the Temple, the biblical account upon which the churching of women is based. (Hans Memling, c. 1470, Museo del Prado. Madrid). In Christian tradition the Churching of Women is the ceremony wherein a blessing is given to mothers… …   Wikipedia

  • churching —    Jewish law stated that women were under taboo after childbirth, because of pollution by blood, until ritually cleansed by a priest (Leviticus 12: 1 8); Mary obeyed this rule after the birth of Jesus (Luke 2: 22 4). Modern liturgies stress… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Hind Etin — (Roud [ bin/query.cgi?cross=off index roud=on query=33 field=20 33] , Child 41) is a folk ballad existing in several variants. [Francis James Child, English and Scottish Popular Ballads , [http://www.sacred… …   Wikipedia

  • Thunderbird Adventist Academy — Infobox School2 name = Thunderbird Adventist Academy motto = Prepare for Life established = 1920 type = 9 12 College Preparatory head name = Principal head = Barry Warren city = Scottsdale state = Arizona country = USA students = (optional)… …   Wikipedia

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