church·​i·​an·​i·​ty ˌchər-chē-ˈa-nə-tē How to pronounce churchianity (audio)
: a usually excessive or narrowly sectarian attachment to the practices and interests of a particular church

Word History


church + -ianity (as in Christianity)

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of churchianity was in 1837

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Cite this Entry

“Churchianity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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