church house


Definition of church house

1 : a house belonging to a church (as a rectory or a parish house)
2 South & Midland : church, meetinghouse

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First Known Use of church house

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for church house

Middle English chirche hous, from chirche church + hous house

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“Church house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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