- an ecclesiastic; clergyman.
- an adherent or active supporter of a church.
- British. a member of the Established Church.
Origin of churchman
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Examples from the Web for 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
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Word Origin and History for churchman
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