church militant

noun Theology.

those Christians on earth who are engaged in a continuous war against evil and the enemies of Christ.

Origin of church militant

First recorded in 1530–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for church militant

  • This mortar, probably they thought, threw the shell straighter than any of the other field-pieces of the church-militant.

    Robert Falconer|George MacDonald