Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know

mother church

a church from which other churches have had their origin or derived their authority.
a cathedral or a metropolitan church.
the church attended in one's youth or for the greater part of one's life.
Origin of mother church
Middle English word dating back to 1275-1325 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for mother church
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • They are eager to be reconciled to mother church, but are prevented by evil councillors.

    The Firebrand S. R. Crockett
  • Your name is not your own until mother church has put it properly upon you.

    Robin Hood Paul Creswick
  • One of the oldest, if not the mother church in Linn county, is that at Lisbon.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • In 1895 the way opened for him to enter the service of his mother church.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot Thomas D. Whittles
  • The filial love of the Puritan colonists toward the mother church of England was by no means extinct in the third generation.

    A History of American Christianity Leonard Woolsey Bacon
  • All the Yucatecans will gladly join in a jest at the expense of mother church.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • He adheres to the ornate worship of the mother church when religiously disposed.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for mother church

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for mother

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for mother church