national church

noun

Definition of national church

1 : an autonomous church organized and administered on a national scale the churches of Norway and Denmark are both national churches
2 : a church established by law in a particular nation as a national institution

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“National church.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/national%20church. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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