church school

noun

Definition of church school

1 : a school providing a general education but supported by a particular church in contrast to a public school or a nondenominational private school
2 : an organization of officers, teachers, and pupils for purposes of moral and religious education under the supervision of a local church

Examples of church school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Children in a church school were moved to the church before the tornado ripped off the school's roof, said Cpl. Author: Jay Reeves And Janet Mconnaughey, Anchorage Daily News, "3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South," 17 Dec. 2019 Following independence, tensions started in the 1960s with the Sri Lankan government taking over church schools. Washington Post, "Religious minorities around the world face an uncertain future: 5 essential reads," 19 Dec. 2019 Children in a church school were moved to the church before the tornado ripped off the school's roof, Alexandria police Cpl. Arkansas Online, "3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South," 17 Dec. 2019 Children in a church school were moved to the church before the tornado ripped off the school's roof, Alexandria police Cpl. Stacey Plaisance And Jay Reeves, Cincinnati.com, "3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South," 17 Dec. 2019 Children in a church school were moved to the church before the tornado ripped off the school's roof, said Cpl. NBC News, "3 dead as suspected twisters, storms batter the South," 16 Dec. 2019 Now that precedent is cited as the basis for giving public funds to church schools. David G. Savage, Anchorage Daily News, "New Supreme Court term will decide on ‘Dreamers,’ LGTBQ workplace rights and abortion," 7 Oct. 2019 The church school children will be selling bird seed ornaments. courant.com, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 27 Nov. 2019 Now that precedent is cited as the basis for giving public funds to church schools. David G. Savage, Anchorage Daily News, "New Supreme Court term will decide on ‘Dreamers,’ LGTBQ workplace rights and abortion," 7 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of church school

1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Jan 2020

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“Church school.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/church%20school. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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