churchman

noun
church·​man | \ ˈchərch-mən How to pronounce churchman (audio) \

Definition of churchman

1 : clergyman
2 : a member of a church

Examples of churchman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there’s no way to know who determined the imagery, conquered artist or conquering European churchman. Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2021 The abuse that came to light as a result of Saviano’s work prompted Cardinal Law, Boston’s highest-ranking churchman, to step down. William J. Kole, USA TODAY, 29 Nov. 2021 The abuse that came to light as a result of Saviano's work prompted Cardinal Law, Boston's highest-ranking churchman, to step down. CBS News, 28 Nov. 2021 The abuse that came to light as a result of Saviano's work prompted Cardinal Law, Boston's highest-ranking churchman, to step down. NBC News, 28 Nov. 2021 The first was that the canticle contains an encomium of Saint Dominic, who in Merwin’s eyes was the most villainous churchman of the Middle Ages. Robert Pogue Harrison, The New York Review of Books, 17 Aug. 2017 His trial will be the first of a churchman with his rank in Vatican City’s criminal court. Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, 3 July 2021 Discouraging public worship, warned Metropolitan Longin, a senior churchman in Saratov, a region in southwestern Russia, only revived painful memories of Soviet-era repression. Andrew Higgins, New York Times, 5 May 2020 Between the protesters, the churchmen, and the legislature, Samaritan’s Purse has been under unceasing attack from people who cannot abide the thought that the moral tradition of some religious group does not affirm a particular set of behaviors. John Hirschauer, National Review, 20 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of churchman

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Churchman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/churchman. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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