primitive church

noun, often capitalized P&C

Definition of primitive church

: the early Christian church as it existed in its original character and organization for about the first three centuries a.d.

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“Primitive church.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/primitive%20church. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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