Sunday school

Sunday school

noun
1.
a school, now usually in connection with a church, for religious instruction on Sunday.
2.
the members of such a school.
Also called Sabbath school.


Origin:
1775–85

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Sunday school
 
n
1.  a.  a school for the religious instruction of children on Sundays, usually held in a church hall and formerly also providing secular education
 b.  (as modifier): a Sunday-school outing
2.  the members of such a school

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sunday school

school for religious education, usually for children and young people and usually a part of a church or parish. The movement has been important primarily in Protestantism. It has been the foremost vehicle for teaching the principles of the Christian religion and the Bible.

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