* churche (obsolete)
(countable) A Christian house of worship; a building where religious services take place.
- There is a lovely little church in the valley.
Christians collectively seen as a single spiritual community; Christianity.
- This building used to be a church before being converted into a library.
* Acts 20:28, New International Version:
- These worshippers make up the Church of Christ.
(countable) A local group of people who follow the same Christian religious beliefs, local or general.
(countable) A particular denomination of Christianity.
- Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
(uncountable, countable, as bare noun) Christian worship held at a church; service.
A (non-Christian) religion; a religious group.
* 2007 , Scott A. Merriman, Religion and the Law in America ,
- The Church''' of England separated from the Roman Catholic '''Church in 1534.
- Among these, the church must investigate fundemental questions,
- She goes to a Wiccan church down the road.
* 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).
* (building) chapel (small church), kirk (Scotland)
* (group of worshipers) congregation
* (religious group) religion
* mosque, synagogue, temple, gurdwara, hof, fire temple, circle, mandir, jinja, House of Worship, monastery
* Anglican Church
* Byzantine Church
* broad church
* Catholic Church
* church affiliation
* church bell
* church crawler
* Church Latin
* church hat
* church hop
* church key
* church mode
* church music
* Church of England
* Church of Rome
* Church of Scotland
* church planter/churchplanter
* church roll
* church school
* church service
* Church Slavonic
* church state
* church triumphant
* 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
* New Church
* Orthodox Church
* Orthodox Catholic Church
* Oriental Church
* Oriental Orthodox Churches
* parish church
* particular Church
* Roman Catholic Church
* union church
* Western Church
*: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.
* churching of women
(selected ecclesiastical terms
* house of worship
* Kingdom Hall (qualifier
, Jehovah's Witness
* mosque (Muslim
* synagogue (Jewish
* temple (non-Christian
* worship service
* spirituall, spirytual, spirytuall, spyritual, spyrituall, spyrytual, spyrytuall
Of or pertaining to the spirit or the soul.
* Sir Thomas Browne
- Respect towards ancestors is an essential part of Thai spiritual practice.
Of or pertaining to God or a place of worship; sacred.
Of or pertaining to spirits; supernatural.
Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal.
- God's law is spiritual ; it is a transcript of the divine nature, and extends its authority to the acts of the soul of man.
* Bible, 1. Corinthians xv. 44
- a spiritual substance or being
Of or relating to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind; mental; intellectual.
(Christianity) Controlled and inspired by the Holy Spirit; pure; holy.
* Bible, Gal. vi. 1
- It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.
Not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical.
- If a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual , restore such an one.
- the spiritual''' functions of the clergy; lords '''spiritual''' and temporal; a '''spiritual corporation
* spiritual desertion
A Christian religious song, especially one in an African-American style, or a similar non-religious song.
Any spiritual function, office, or affair.
- He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals , and to the emperor in temporals. — Lowell.