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state church

Origin of state church
1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • There have been worse institutions than the state church of Ireland; there was never a greater scandal.

  • His father was a minister of a very subordinate charge of the state church.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • Beginnings of toleration—dissentients from the state church.

    Practical Essays Alexander Bain
  • A royal personage has none; he must conform to the state church.

    Human Intercourse Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  • They were about one tenth of the population and did not believe in a state church.

  • The adoption of the religion as the state church, was for it a new creation.

    The Cradle of the Christ Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  • His state church, with its worship of Him, will grow as the church.

    Villa Elsa Stuart Henry
  • But secularization has advanced under the state church system.

  • State schools would only be another instrument of power in the hands of a government, worse even than a state church.

  • All this must have seemed strange indeed to the doting daughter of a state church whose belief was regulated by act of Parliament.

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