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meg·a·church

 (mĕg′ə-chûrch′)
n.
A large, usually nondenominational worship group, especially one formed as an offshoot of a Protestant church.
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megachurch

(ˈmɛɡəˌtʃɜːtʃ)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) US a church, usually Protestant, with a very large congregation, typically housed in a complex offering sophisticated multimedia presentations and a range of secular facilities and services
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