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churchward

[ church-werd ]

adverb

  1. Also churchwards. toward the church.


adjective

  1. directed toward the church:

    a churchward summons.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of churchward1

First recorded in 1325–75, churchward is from the Middle English word chircheward. See church, -ward

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Example Sentences

A new book about legendary fashion photographer Herb Ritts by Charles Churchward comes out this week.

The antiquity of the office of church-warden is shown by the existence of the surname Churchward.

Consul Churchward states with precision that the document was sold by a scribe for thirty-six dollars.

The bell was already intoning for mass, and I passed numbers of rebozo-shrouded women streaming churchward.

Though that wasn't nothing in his favour, seeing what Henry Churchward had been in life.

Besides, Mrs. Tutts had turned her talents churchward and now ruled the church choir with an iron hand.

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