Definition of Church-state

1. Noun. A state ruled by religious authority.

Generic synonyms: Theocracy



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Church-state

chuppa
chuppah
chuppahs
chuppas
chuppot
chupse
chur
churada
churadas
church
church-ale
church-ales
church-goer
church-goers
church-going
church-state (current term)
church-yard
church affiliation
church bell
church bench
church building
church calendar
church crawler
church crawlers
church doctrine
church festival
church hat
church key
church keys
church member

Literary usage of Church-state

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of John Owen by John Owen (1826)
"THAT there was a peculiar church-state instituted and appointed by Christ, ... But it may be yet farther inquired, whether this church-state be still ..."

2. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1906)
"He stands for the "American Church-State." It is here. It is coining. "Politics is religion." "Politics is religion because it has to do with major morals, ..."

3. Religious Intolerance in Europe Today: Hearing Before the Commission on edited by Alfonse M. D'Amato (1999)
"Church-State Separation and Religious Freedom The problem of respecting both the rights of majority and minority religions ..."

4. The English Review (1849)
"We hold, that if the Church is a State Church (as in a certain sense we admit it to be) the State must be a Church State also, and has therefore no right to ..."

5. A History of American Christianity by Leonard Woolsey Bacon (1897)
"The church-state of Massachusetts and New Haven was overthrown at the end of the first generation by external interference. If it had continued a few years ..."

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