churchwoman


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church·wom·an

 (chûrch′wo͝om′ən)
n.
1. A woman who is a cleric.
2. A woman who is a member of a church.

churchwoman

(ˈtʃɜːtʃˌwʊmən)
n, pl -women
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a female practising member of a church

church•wom•an

(ˈtʃɜrtʃˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
a woman who is a member of a church.
[1715–25]
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churchwoman

noun
A person ordained for service in a Christian church:
Informal: reverend.
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churchwoman

[ˈtʃɜːtʃˌwʊmən] N (churchwomen (pl)) → fiel f practicante
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