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, "In 1942, during World War II, US bombers struck the Italian mainland for the first time with a raid on Naples. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the dismantling of the Works Progress Administration, which had been created to provide jobs during the Depression.," 4 Dec. 2019 In 1980, four American churchwomen were raped and murdered in El Salvador. BostonGlobe.com, "In 1942, an artificially created, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated for the first time at the University of Chicago.," 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, "Ruth M. Birmingham," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of churchwoman

1681, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2020

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“Churchwoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/churchwoman. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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churchwoman

noun
How to pronounce churchwoman (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of churchwoman

: a woman who is a member of a church

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