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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A strange conclusion for a staid churchwoman like Mrs.
Inside, stories skewed toward warning good Anglicans against the nefarious papist presence in Canada, or detailing the duties and role of the good and proper churchwoman.
CHURCHWOMAN Sheila Bamber is swapping the Tyne for the Wear.
The disgraced churchwoman, who was known as the Rev Helen Percy when she admitted an affair with a church elder in Kilry, Perthshire, admitted obtaining pounds 3428 by fraud.
churchwoman who died in El Salvador in August of that year--not by the assassins' bullets that felled Mary-knoll Srs.
Her father, moreover, was also a hereditary chief of Band A of the Yanktons--"chieftain, prince, legend" (7) as Episcopalian churchwoman and historian Owanah Anderson (Choctaw) refers to him.
Pauline was precocious and outspoken, interested and knowledgeable about geology, a High Churchwoman strong enough to stand up to her husband's radical views (anti-war, anti-drink, vegetarian).