church·go·er | \ˈchərch-ˌgō-ər \

Definition of churchgoer 

: one who habitually attends church

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churchgoing \-ˌgō-iŋ, -ˌgȯ(-)iŋ \ adjective or noun

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It has been challenged, but rebuffed, in American courtrooms, where all states and the District of Columbia protect most communications between a clergyman and a churchgoer. Adam Baidawi, New York Times, "Archbishop Philip Wilson Is Sentenced for Sexual Abuse Cover-Up in Australia," 2 July 2018 While 83 percent of churchgoers say tithing is a current requirement, 72 percent of pastors agree. Adelle M. Banks, Houston Chronicle, "Churchgoers say gifts to charity,needy count as tithing," 12 May 2018 Despite their front-row seat to the immigration conflict, the Harlingen churchgoers, who are predominantly white, seem no more engaged with the political debate over the border than anyone else in the United States. David Yaffe-bellany, star-telegram, "Next to shelter, church's congregation defends family separations," 3 July 2018 There are a lot of churchgoers, Republicans, families with children, etc., "Calendar Letters: 'Westworld' confusion, Arroyo Seco vibes, 'Roseanne' fallout and border politics," 30 June 2018 The overall sample of churchgoers, surveyed Aug. 22-30, 2017, had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. Adelle M. Banks, Houston Chronicle, "Churchgoers say gifts to charity,needy count as tithing," 12 May 2018 Politicians, churchgoers and Brooks' family members filled the pews inside Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church to remember the 44-year-old trade unionist killed Feb. 27, 1948 while waiting to board a bus at Gretna Ferry Landing. Hanna Krueger,, "Harvey church honors black man killed by police in Gretna 70 years ago," 28 Apr. 2018 Self, a faithful churchgoer with a private investigation business and law enforcement background, went out of his way to help others, Rammell said at a news conference Monday. NBC News, "North Carolina man rams car into restaurant, killing 2 family members, police say," 21 May 2018 In that timeframe, the portion of American churchgoers who attended multiracial churches went up from 12.7 percent to 18.3 percent. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "Before Trump, churches were increasingly multiracial. What next?," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of churchgoer

1598, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of churchgoer

: someone who regularly goes to church

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