church invisible

noun

: the entire company of those on earth and in afterlife who whether members of the church visible or not belong to the faithful for whom it is believed God has destined salvation

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of church invisible was in 1851

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“Church invisible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/church%20invisible. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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