church·​ing ˈchər-chiŋ How to pronounce churching (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of churching was in the 15th century

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“Churching.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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