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union church

a congregation or denomination formed by the combination of two or more churches.
Origin of union church
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The union church is unaffiliated with any religious denomination.

    The Farmer and His Community Dwight Sanderson
  • The ladies' sewing circle of the union church was to meet with Mrs. Day.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • Our minister was the first on the ground; the people voted for a union church and for him; yet two other churches organized.

  • This union church does not regard itself as a denomination but as a federation for Christian service.

    Prowling about Panama George A. Miller
  • It is not a “union church”—constituted by the formal unification of diverse sects or denominations.

  • The elders of the union church preceded the vicar and his churchwardens up the aisle.

    Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan Frances Halton Eva Hasell
  • Between the cotton and the next field beyond, a double line of rail fence indicated the Fayette and union church road.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • You know we're here to rejoin the company as it comes down from union church to camp here to-night.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable

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