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churchless

[church-lis]
adjective
  1. without a church.
  2. not belonging to or attending any church.
  3. without church approval or ceremony.
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Origin of churchless

First recorded in 1635–45; church + -less
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for churchless

Historical Examples of churchless

  • How well could the lavish aid of $18,000 have been put to use in this churchless area!

    The Church on the Changing Frontier

    Helen O. Belknap

  • She had been away, of course, a great many times before, but never to a churchless community.

    A Voice in the Wilderness

    Grace Livingston Hill

  • How was a creedless, churchless mistress of Coldbrooks to be fitted in to her happy vision of Barneys future?

    Adrienne Toner

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • He was churchless for ten years; but on many a battle field and in many a desert camp God met and blessed him.

    Was It Right to Forgive?

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • It was beginning to dawn upon her that that was what Ashland was—a churchless community.

    A Voice in the Wilderness

    Grace Livingston Hill