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View synonyms for churchwoman

churchwoman

[ church-woom-uhn ]

noun

, plural church·wom·en.
  1. a female member, adherent, or active supporter of a church.


churchwoman

/ ˈtʃɜːtʃˌwʊmən /

noun

  1. a female practising member of a church


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Word History and Origins

Origin of churchwoman1

First recorded in 1715–25; church + woman

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Example Sentences

“You love your old parish church, like a faithful old churchwoman,” said Magdalen.

He heard first that Alice had become an emotionally devout churchwoman;—that lasted for a year;—and then, alas!

The money to build the church was collected by their grand niece, Miss Mary Stark, a devoted churchwoman, who died in 1881.

I understand Mrs Irving is not a churchwoman, and she may be in real need, as the family is in straitened circumstances.

I then visited Mrs Arnett, a very earnest churchwoman, but permanently bedridden.

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