Western Church


noun

the Roman Catholic Church, sometimes with the Anglican Church, or, more broadly, the Christian churches of the West.

Origin of Western Church

First recorded in 1620–30
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British Dictionary definitions for western church

Western Church

noun

the part of Christendom that derives its liturgy, discipline, and traditions principally from the patriarchate of Rome, as contrasted with the part that derives these from the other ancient patriarchates, esp that of Constantinople
the Roman Catholic Church, sometimes together with the Anglican Communion of Churches
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