established church

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es·tab·lished church

A church that a government officially recognizes and supports as a national institution.

Established Church

(Ecclesiastical Terms) a Church that is officially recognized as a national institution, esp the Church of England

estab′lished church′

a church that is recognized by law, and sometimes financially supported, as the official church of a nation.
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Noun1.established church - the church that is recognized as the official church of a nation
organized religion, religion, faith - an institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"

Established Church

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He had been at Oxford during the movement which ended in the secession from the Established Church of Edward Manning, and he felt a certain sympathy for the Church of Rome.
THE incomprehensible submission of Scotchmen to the ecclesiastical tyranny of their Established Church has produced--not unnaturally, as I think--a very mistaken impression of the national character in the popular mind.
And it is again felony (by yet another law) for a Presbyterian minister and a Non-conformist minister to celebrate a marriage which may be lawfully celebrated by a clergyman of the Established Church.
THE Queen said yesterday she believes the concept of the established Church is "commonly under-appreciated" and "occasionally misunderstood".
Originally a Dissenter from an undistinguished family, he converted to the established Church, was ordained, and became a royal chaplain (1732), rector of St.
The leaders of the various faith communities are happywith the Church of England as the established church, a representative for people of faith in parliament.
In Massachusetts, a town could not consider itself to be incorporated unless it had an established church, which was often a Congregational church.
The established church has a special role in the country.
It has long been the established Church in England, and for centuries the monarch has constitutionally been its supreme governor, reports the Daily Express.
The reference to Christianity ruled out the Jewish alderman - David Barnett - straightaway, while mention of the Established Church sidelined three Quakers and a Nonconformist.
If Stephen Monsma and Christopher Soper's paradigm of interaction between religion and democratic politics is applied to the Romanian case, Romania will be part of the established church model, as the book clearly explains.
The difference between the established church and the Dissenting congregations became rather like that between public and private schools in the United States.