- an ecclesiastic; clergyman.
- an adherent or active supporter of a church.
- British. a member of the Established Church.
Origin of churchman
Related Words for churchmanevangelist, cleric, pontiff, rabbi, pastor, preacher, priest, chaplain, bishop, missionary, clergyman, minister, shepherd, vicar, curate, primate, clerk, father, abbey, cardinal
Examples from the Web for churchman
Historical Examples of churchman
My father may grumble over his beer jugs, but he's a Churchman and a Tantivy for all that.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
Neither is it allowable in a Churchman when armed to confess it.The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete
Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
Her father—my wife's, I mean—was about as high a churchman as he could be, and be married.Stories of a Western Town
It is by no means clear that we are concerned to study him as a churchman at all.
Such a letter is calculated to shock us in our modern notions of a churchman.
- a clergyman
- a male practising member of a church