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churchman

[church-muh n] /ˈtʃɜrtʃ mən/
noun, plural churchmen.
1.
an ecclesiastic; clergyman.
2.
an adherent or active supporter of a church.
3.
British. a member of the Established Church.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English. See church, -man
Related forms
churchmanly, adjective
churchmanship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for church man

churchman

/ˈtʃɜːtʃmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a clergyman
2.
a male practising member of a church
Derived Forms
churchmanly, adjective
churchmanship, noun
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Word Origin and History for church man

churchman

n.

mid-13c., from church (n.) + man (n.).

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