Government vs Church - What's the difference?

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As a noun government

is the body with the power to make and/or enforce laws to control a country, land area, people or organization.

As a proper noun church is

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government

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Alternative forms

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Noun

  • The body with the power to make and/or enforce laws to control a country, land area, people or organization.
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  • The relationship between a word and its dependents
  • A group of people who hold a monopoly on the legitimate use of force in a given territory.
  • The state and its administration viewed as the ruling political power.
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  • (lb) The management or control of a system.
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  • The tenure of a chief of state.
  • Derived terms

    * big government * branch of government * close enough for government work * federal government * government agent * government bond * government-censored * government cheese * government debt * government house * government issue * government man * government note * government purchases * government security * government stroke * government wharf * governmental * governmentese * governmentwide * head of government * in government * local government * military government * minority government * municipal government * non-government * parliamentary government * petticoat government * puppet government * representative government * seat of government * self-government * shadow government * unitary government

    Usage notes

    In the United States, "government" is considered to be divided into three branches; the legislature (the House of Representatives and the Senate) which makes law, the Administration (under the President) which runs sections of government within the law, and the Courts, which adjudicate on matters of the law. This is a much wider meaning of "government" than exists in other countries where the term "government" means the ruling political force of the prime minister and his/her cabinet ministers (what Americans would call the Administration). In Britain, the administrative organs of the nation are collectively referred to as "the state". In Canada government'' is used in both senses and neither ''state'' nor ''administration are used. Applied to many countries in continental Europe (when using English), the British usage is common.

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    church

    English

    Alternative forms

    * churche (obsolete)

    Noun

  • (countable) A Christian house of worship; a building where religious services take place.
  • There is a lovely little church in the valley.
    This building used to be a church before being converted into a library.
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  • Christians collectively seen as a single spiritual community; Christianity.
  • These worshippers make up the Church of Christ.
  • * Acts 20:28, New International Version:
  • Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
  • (countable) A local group of people who follow the same Christian religious beliefs, local or general.
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  • (countable) A particular denomination of Christianity.
  • The Church''' of England separated from the Roman Catholic '''Church in 1534.
  • (uncountable, countable, as bare noun) Christian worship held at a church; service.
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  • A (non-Christian) religion; a religious group.
  • * 2007 , Scott A. Merriman, Religion and the Law in America , page 313
  • Among these, the church must investigate fundemental questions,
    She goes to a Wiccan church down the road.

    Usage notes

    * Several senses of church are routinely used in prepositional phrases as a bare noun, without a determiner or article. This is like (home) and unlike (house).

    Synonyms

    * (building) chapel (small church), kirk (Scotland) * (group of worshipers) congregation

    Hypernyms

    * (religious group) religion

    Coordinate terms

    * mosque, synagogue, temple, gurdwara, hof, fire temple, circle, mandir, jinja, House of Worship, monastery

    Derived terms

    (church) * Anglican Church * Byzantine Church * broad church * Catholic Church * church affiliation * church bell * church crawler * Church Latin * churchgoer * church-going * church hat * church hop * Churchianity * church key * churchless * churchlike * churchly * churchman * church mode * churchmouse * church music * Church of England * Church of Rome * Church of Scotland * churchperson * church planter/churchplanter * church roll * church school * church service * Church Slavonic * church state * church triumphant * churchward * churchwoman * churchy * churchyard * church year * collegiate church * Congregational church * established church * Eastern Church * Eastern Orthodox Church * free church * Greek Church * Greek Catholic Church * Greek Orthodox Church * High Church * Latin Church * LDS church * Low Church * Lutheran Church * Maronite Church * mega-church/megachurch * New Church * Orthodox Church * Orthodox Catholic Church * Oriental Church * Oriental Orthodox Churches * parish church * particular Church * Roman Catholic Church * union church * Western Church

    Verb

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  • *:Thenne after this lady was delyuerd and chirched / there came a knyghte vnto her / his name was sire Bromel la pleche / the whiche was a grete lord and he hadde loued that lady longe / and he euermore desyred her to wedde her / and soo by no meane she coude putte hym of
  • *1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, page 36:
  • *:Nor did it [the Church] accept that the woman should stay indoors until she had been churched .
  • (label) To educate someone religiously, as in in a church.
  • Derived terms

    * churching of women

    See also

    * (selected ecclesiastical terms) * abbe * abbey * basilica * cathedral * ecclesiastical * Eucharist * house of worship * Kingdom Hall (qualifier, Jehovah's Witness) * liturgy * mass * mission * mosque (Muslim) * pastor * priory * rector * religious * religion * sermon * synagogue (Jewish) * temple (non-Christian) * vicar * worship service

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