church militant

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noun Theology.

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

Nearby words

  1. church council,
  2. church expectant,
  3. church father,
  4. church invisible,
  5. church key,
  6. church mode,
  7. church of christ, scientist,
  8. church of england,
  9. church of god,
  10. church of jesus christ of latter-day saints


Origin of church militant

First recorded in 1530–40

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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