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church militant

noun Theology.
  1. those Christians on earth who are engaged in a continuous war against evil and the enemies of Christ.
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Origin of church militant

First recorded in 1530–40
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  • This mortar, probably they thought, threw the shell straighter than any of the other field-pieces of the church-militant.

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald