churchman

noun

church·​man ˈchərch-mən How to pronounce churchman (audio)
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: a member of a church

Examples of churchman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The good news about the release of Álvarez and the other 18 Catholic churchmen is tempered by the imposition of their exile and by the knowledge that other advocates for freedom in Nicaragua remain behind bars. David Harsanyi, National Review, 25 Jan. 2024 They were abetted by the Latin churchmen who forged the Donation of Constantine as the pope’s license to appoint a king of the Romans. Dominic Green, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2023 Writing in Spanish, Pope Francis responded to five main concerns put forth by several high-ranking churchmen this summer. Kayla Bartsch, National Review, 4 Oct. 2023 Those two churchmen guide flocks in geopolitical areas of keen concern to the Vatican. Frances D'emilio, BostonGlobe.com, 9 July 2023 The pope announced his picks during his customary weekly appearance to the public in St. Peter’s Square, saying the ceremony to formally install the churchmen as cardinals will be held on Sept. 30. Frances D'emilio, BostonGlobe.com, 9 July 2023 Other churchmen chosen to receive the cardinal red include those from Cape Town, South Africa; Juba, South Sudan, which the pope visited earlier this year on a pilgrimage; Penang, Malaysia; and Lodz, Poland. BostonGlobe.com, 9 July 2023 Three of the churchmen chosen to receive the cardinal red include prelates working in Africa, a continent where the Church has experience growth in recent decades. Reuters, NBC News, 9 July 2023 Three of the churchmen chosen to receive the cardinal red work in Africa, a continent where the Church has experience growth in recent decades. Frances D'emilio, BostonGlobe.com, 9 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Churchman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/churchman. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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