churchly

[ church-lee ]
/ ˈtʃɜrtʃ li /

adjective

of or appropriate for the church or a church; ecclesiastical: churchly vestments.

Nearby words

  1. churchill, sir winston leonard spencer,
  2. churchill, winston,
  3. churchillian,
  4. churchless,
  5. churchlike,
  6. churchman,
  7. churchmanly,
  8. churchward,
  9. churchwarden,
  10. churchwoman

Origin of churchly

before 900; Old English ciriclīc, equivalent to cirice church + -līc -ly

Related formschurch·li·ness, nounun·church·ly, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for churchly

churchly

/ (ˈtʃɜːtʃlɪ) /

adjective

appropriate to, associated with, or suggestive of church life and customs
Derived Formschurchliness, noun

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