collegiate church


: a church other than a cathedral that has a chapter of canons
: a church or corporate group of churches under the joint pastorate of two or more ministers

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web During the medieval period, the excavation site was located near a 12th-century motte-and-bailey, or fortified castle, and a 15th-century collegiate church. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of collegiate church was in the 15th century

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“Collegiate church.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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