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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.


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


(ˈtʃɜrtʃ mən)

n., pl. -men.
2. a church member.
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


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


[ˈtʃɜːtʃmən] N (churchmen (pl))
1. (= priest) → sacerdote m, eclesiástico m
2. (= member) → fiel m practicante
References in classic literature ?
Mine honest friend,'' said he, ``if the jangling of thy bells bad not dizzied thine understanding, thou mightst know Clericus clericum non decimat; that is to say, we churchmen do not exhaust each other's hospitality, but rather require that of the laity, giving them thus an opportunity to serve God in honouring and relieving his appointed servants.
Everhard said the other night, the function you churchmen perform is to maintain the established order of society, and society is established on that foundation.
But Churchmen were angry, and called his followers Lollards or idle babblers.
In a statement, CBCP-National Secretariat for Social Acton, Justice, and Peace (NASSA) Bishop Rolando Tirona said the government should protect churchmen against people, who seek them harm, including government security personnel.
The churchmen point out the parties' responsibility towards the people of Northern Ireland, stating their prayer is that politicians "take the action necessary to end the uncertainty weighing heavily on our society".
In his Easter message that alluded to rabid online supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte, Villegas slammed social media trolls who propagate fake news, and lamented that churchmen have become 'punching bag of public officials to the glee of own parishioners.
The newly promoted churchmen come from countries including Tonga, Cape Verde and Burma.
The house was purchased for PS208,750 in the same month by Archbishop Leo Cushley and two other leading churchmen in their capacity as trustees of the archdiocese.
A veteran priest yesterday accused the Catholic Church of a conspiracy of silence and of concealing the crimes of churchmen.
Survival's Director, Stephen Corry said, "It is shameful that the US has renewed its ties with Kopassus when they continue to target churchmen and civilians merely for speaking out about the suffering of their people.
He elucidates the theological issues clearly and fairly; but he also roots them in the rivalry between historic patriarchates, in which emperors, empresses, and churchmen all played their parts.
After all, Reformed Protestantism was supposed to have been discredited by the Civil Wars and Interregnum, by the Puritan Revolution, and while the Reformed faith might survive among some of the Dissenting churchmen, the Reformed divinity and its adherents were supposed to have been purged from the restored episcopalian church by the Act of Uniformity in 1662.