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state church

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noun
  1. established church.
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Origin of state church

First recorded in 1720–30
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Historical Examples

  • According to this principle of the State-church, all the schools were State-schools.

    Public School Education

    Michael Mller

  • Resolutions in favour of the State-Church were discussed in the form of petitions to be presented to the Crown.