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Noun: church  church
  1. One of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
    - Christian church
     
  2. (church service) a place for public (especially Christian) worship
    "the church was empty";
    - church building
     
  3. A service conducted in a house of worship
    "don't be late for church";
    - church service
     
  4. The body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church
    "our church is hosting a picnic next week"
Verb: church  church
  1. Perform a special church rite or service for
    "church a woman after childbirth"

Derived forms: churching, churched, churches

Type of: body, divine service, faith, house of God, house of prayer, house of worship, organised religion [Brit], organized religion, perform, place of worship, religion, religious service, service

Part of: Christendom, Christianity

Encyclopedia: Church, Lancashire