union church

  1. a congregation or denomination formed by the combination of two or more churches.

Origin of union church

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

Words Nearby union church

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How to use union church in a sentence

  • It is not a “union church”—constituted by the formal unification of diverse sects or denominations.

  • The elders of the union church preceded the vicar and his churchwardens up the aisle.

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  • The scepticism he was "weaned from" by the Evangelical union church could hardly have been of a very robust order.

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  • The ladies' sewing circle of the union church was to meet with Mrs. Day.

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  • The gasp of amazement that went up from the women of the Herringport union church was almost a chorus of anguish.

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