churching

noun
church·​ing | \ ˈchər-chiŋ How to pronounce churching (audio) \

Definition of churching

: the administration or reception of a rite of the church specifically : a ceremony in some churches by which women after childbirth are received in the church with prayers, blessings, and thanksgiving

First Known Use of churching

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Churching.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/churching. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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