church book


Definition of church book

: any of several books used in or by a church (as a service book, a record of church proceedings, or a parish register of births, marriages, and deaths)

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of church book

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about church book

Time Traveler for church book

Time Traveler

The first known use of church book was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for church book

Cite this Entry

“Church book.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

Comments on church book

What made you want to look up church book? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!