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church book

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noun
  1. any of various books commonly used by a church, as a service book or a parish register.
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Origin of church book

before 1050; Middle English, Old English
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  • The number of names entered in the Church-book, as we consider by the hand of Doddridge, is 342.

    Memorials of the Independent Churches in Northamptonshire

    Thomas Coleman

  • It is uncertain in what year the Church was formed, as the first entry in the oldest Church-book is without date.

  • These special prayers are, perhaps, on the whole, the most childish of all the childish prayers in the Church-book before us.

    My Path to Atheism

    Annie Besant

  • Kalle has looked it up in the church-book, and from that I ought to be almost eighty; but that can scarcely be right.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete

    Martin Anderson Nexo