churchman


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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
References in classic literature ?
If 'tis a churchman," retorted Will Scarlet, "he would do better to mind his own flocks rather than concern himself with ours.
And seeing this goodly sum reminds me that I have a friend who is indebted to a churchman for this exact amount.
Faith, then we must help you," said Little John; and he and Arthur-a-Bland seized the fat struggling churchman and commenced to hop up and down.
This worthy churchman rode upon a well-fed ambling mule, whose furniture was highly decorated, and whose bridle, according to the fashion of the day, was ornamented with silver bells.
Win it fairly,'' said the Prior, ``and wear it as ye will; I will trust your giving true response, on your word as a knight and as a churchman.
From what we can make out, Van Dyke must have been a churchman.
And do not forget, whenever a churchman does protest, that he is discharged.
Thanks to the hopes which his master entertained of someday entering into orders, he was always clothed in black, as became the servant of a churchman.
A Musketeer for a time, my friend, as the cardinal says, a Musketeer against my will, but a churchman at heart, believe me.
It was not so in my youth: a Churchman was a Churchman, and a clergyman, you might be pretty sure, was a gentleman, if nothing else.
Perhaps," said one of the previous speakers, "as he was a churchman, they may go to some expense in his behalf.
Pooh, pooh;" said the doctor, with the impiety usual in persons of his profession; "he is a churchman.