Mother church

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the original church; a church from which other churches have sprung; as, the mother church of a diocese.

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They invested in and imposed many critical features of the Jesuit motherchurch il Gesu (see Claire Robertson, "Two Farnese Cardinals and the Question of Jesuit Taste," in The Jesuits--Cultures, Sciences, and the Arts 1540-1773, ed.
as he laughed loudly in the face of naive, uninformed attitudes, at people who judge like "fatherpolitics and motherchurch [from] across the narrow sea.
It is the motherchurch of the Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop.