primitive church


the early Christian church, especially in reference to its earliest form and organization.
this church, especially as representative of Christianity in its supposedly purest form.

Nearby words

  1. priming,
  2. primipara,
  3. primitive,
  4. primitive baptist,
  5. primitive cell,
  6. primitive costal arch,
  7. primitive friends,
  8. primitive furrow,
  9. primitive gut,
  10. primitive methodist

Origin of primitive church

First recorded in 1520–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019