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churchman

[church-muhn]
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; Middle English. See church, -man

churchmanly, adjective
churchmanship, noun
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churchman (ˈtʃɜːtʃmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  a clergyman
2.  a male practising member of a church
 
'churchmanly
 
adj
 
'churchmanship
 
n

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