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church·man

 (chûrch′mən)
n.
1. A man who is a cleric.
2. A man who is a member of a church.

church′man·ly adj.
church′man·ship′ n.

churchman

(ˈtʃɜːtʃmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a clergyman
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a male practising member of a church
ˈchurchmanly adj
ˈchurchmanˌship n

church•man

(ˈtʃɜrtʃ mən)

n., pl. -men.
2. a church member.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.churchman - a clergyman or other person in religious orderschurchman - a clergyman or other person in religious orders
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
ordainer - a cleric who ordains; a cleric who admits someone to holy orders
pardoner - a medieval cleric who raised money for the church by selling papal indulgences
pluralist - a cleric who holds more than one benefice at a time

churchman

noun
A person ordained for service in a Christian church:
Informal: reverend.
Translations
egyházi emberlelkészpap

churchman

[ˈtʃɜːtʃmən] N (churchmen (pl))
1. (= priest) → sacerdote m, eclesiástico m
2. (= member) → fiel m practicante
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The Hermit replies, by once more insisting on the duties incumbent upon him as a churchman, and continues to affirm himself free from all such breaches of order:
If 'tis a churchman," retorted Will Scarlet, "he would do better to mind his own flocks rather than concern himself with ours.
I did not know what to do, for, as an English Churchman, I have been taught to regard such things as in some measure idolatrous, and yet it seemed so ungracious to refuse an old lady meaning so well and in such a state of mind.
Perhaps," said one of the previous speakers, "as he was a churchman, they may go to some expense in his behalf.
Yes, but it does not; I am rancorous -- the only stigma that proves me to be a churchman.
On one side the religious multitude, with their sad visages and dark attire, and on the other, the group of despotic rulers, with the high churchman in the midst, and here and there a crucifix at their bosoms, all magnificently clad, flushed with wine, proud of unjust authority, and scoffing at the universal groan.
Freely was a very regular churchman, but at the Oyster Club he was sometimes a little free in his conversation, more than hinting at a life of Sultanic self-indulgence which he had passed in the West Indies, shaking his head now and then and smiling rather bitterly, as men are wont to do when they intimate that they have become a little too wise to be instructed about a world which has long been flat and stale to them.
But you see Adam, as has got one o' the best head-pieces hereabout, knows better; he's a good Churchman, else I'd never encourage him for a sweetheart for Hetty.
Indeed, he had once or twice essayed to introduce the Episcopal form of service, on the Sundays that the pulpit was vacant; but Richard was a good deal addicted to carrying things to an excess, and then there was some thing so papal in his air that the greater part of his hearers deserted him on the second Sabbath—on the third his only auditor was Ben Pump, who had all the obstinate and enlightened orthodoxy of a high churchman.
He was a man of from forty to forty-five years of age, half churchman half soldier, -- a spadassin, grafted upon an abbe; upon seeing that he had not a sword by his side, you might be sure he had pistols.
Dignified and unsuspicious, he strode into the little tent, saluted the Churches as a Churchman, and sat down by the open charcoal brazier.
Now, my Lord Bishop," said he, "dost thou not think this is ill done of anyone, much more of a churchman, who should live in humbleness and charity?