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national church

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noun
  1. an independent church within a country, usually representing the prevalent religion.
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Origin of national church

First recorded in 1645–55
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Historical Examples

  • There was no authority here for the national-church theory nor for the sectarian church idea.

    The Last Reformation

    F. G. [Frederick George] Smith