churchman

[ church-muh n ]
/ ˈtʃɜrtʃ mən /

noun, plural church·men.

an ecclesiastic; clergyman.
an adherent or active supporter of a church.
British. a member of the Established Church.

Origin of churchman

1350–1400; Middle English. See church, -man
Related formschurch·man·ly, adjectivechurch·man·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for churchman

churchman

/ (ˈtʃɜːtʃmən) /

noun plural -men

a clergyman
a male practising member of a church
Derived Formschurchmanly, adjectivechurchmanship, noun
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Word Origin and History for churchman

churchman


n.

mid-13c., from church (n.) + man (n.).

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