noun Date: 1681 a woman who is a member of a church

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  • churchwoman — /cherrch woom euhn/, n., pl. churchwomen. a female member, adherent, or active supporter of a church. [1715 25; CHURCH + WOMAN] * * * …   Universalium

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  • churchwoman — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person ordained for service in a Christian church: churchman, clergyman, clergywoman, cleric, clerical, clerk, divine, ecclesiastic, minister, parson, preacher. Informal: reverend. See RELIGION …   English dictionary for students

  • churchwoman — church|wom|an [ˈtʃə:tʃˌwumən US ˈtʃə:rtʃ ] n plural churchwomen [ ˌwımın] a female priest = ↑clergywoman …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • churchwoman — n. female church member …   English contemporary dictionary

  • churchwoman — church•wom•an [[t]ˈtʃɜrtʃˌwʊm ən[/t]] n. pl. wom•en rel a woman who is a member of a church • Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • churchwoman — /ˈtʃɜtʃwʊmən/ (say cherchwoomuhn) noun (plural churchwomen) a woman who is an adherent or active supporter of a church …   Australian English dictionary

  • churchwoman — n. (pl. women) 1 a woman member of the clergy or of a church. 2 a woman supporter of the Church …   Useful english dictionary

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