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collegiate church

noun

  1. a church that is endowed for a chapter of canons, usually with a dean, and that has no bishop's see.
  2. (in the U.S.) a church or group of churches under the general management of one consistory or session.
  3. a consolidation of formerly distinct churches under one or more pastors.
  4. (in Scotland) a church or congregation the active pastor of which is the colleague and successor of the emeritus pastor.


collegiate church

noun

  1. RC Church Church of England a church that has an endowed chapter of canons and prebendaries attached to it but that is not a cathedral
  2. Protestantism one of a group of churches presided over by a body of pastors
  3. Protestantism a church served by two or more ministers
  4. a large church endowed in the Middle Ages to become a school
  5. a chapel either endowed by or connected with a college


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Word History and Origins

Origin of collegiate church1

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50

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Example Sentences

But Rev. Jacqui Lewis, a pastor at Middle Collegiate Church in Manhattan said this is not the case.

The Bishops of Durham took a lively interest in their collegiate church at Howden.

This is the only one of the three hospitals which was never affiliated to the Collegiate Church.

Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March, converted it into a collegiate church.

St. Martin-le-Grand, sanctuary and collegiate church, was a Liberty to itself.

Unhappily, of the old collegiate church there are virtually no remains.

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