free church


Definition of free church

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1 : a church whose sittings are for all and without charge
2 or Free Church : a church not established or under state control:
a Free Church, in Scotland : the church organized by those who left the Church of Scotland in 1843 to be free from state control in spiritual matters

called also Free Kirk

b Free Church, in England : a nonconformist church



Definition of free-church (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to a church that is not an established church the American free-church system

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