churchwoman

noun
church·​wom·​an | \ ˈchərch-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce churchwoman (audio) \

Definition of churchwoman

: a woman who is a member of a church

Examples of churchwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1980, the bodies of four American churchwomen slain in El Salvador two days earlier were unearthed. BostonGlobe.com, 4 Dec. 2019 In 1980, four American churchwomen were raped and murdered in El Salvador. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Dec. 2019 Ruth was a lifelong member of the First Church of Christ in Wethersfield and active with the churchwomen for many years. Hartford Courant, courant.com, 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of churchwoman

1681, in the meaning defined above

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“Churchwoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/churchwoman. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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