churchiness

churchy

[chur-chee]
adjective, churchier, churchiest.
1.
adhering strictly to the prescribed form in ecclesiastical matters.
2.
intolerant of dissent in one's religion.
3.
of, characteristic of, or suggestive of a church: The stained-glass windows gave the room a churchy look.

Origin:
1835–45; church + -y1

churchiness, noun
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churchy (ˈtʃɜːtʃɪ)
 
adj , churchier, churchiest
1.  like a church, church service, etc
2.  excessively religious

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