Definition of Churchly

1. Adjective. Resembling or suggesting or appropriate to a church. "The pure fragrance of churchly incense"

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Derivative terms: Church



Definition of Churchly

1. a. Pertaining to, or suitable for, the church; ecclesiastical.

Definition of Churchly

1. Adjective. Pertaining to or relating to the church, its government, forms, or ceremonies; ecclesiastical. ¹

2. Adjective. Devoted to, or inclined to attach great importance to, the order and ritual of a particular section of the Christian church. ¹

3. Adjective. In accordance with ecclesiatical standards or ceremonies; appropriate for or befitting a church. ¹

4. Adjective. Characteristic of a church; churchy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Churchly

1. pertaining to a church [adj -LIER, -LIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Churchly

churchiness
churching
churchings
churchism
churchkey
churchkeys
churchkhela
churchless
churchlessness
churchlier
churchliest
churchlike
churchliness
churchlinesses
churchling
churchly (current term)
churchman
churchmanly
churchmanship
churchmanships
churchmen
churchpeople
churchperson
churchpersons
churchplanter
churchplanters
churchship
churchships
churchwarden
churchwarden's pew

Literary usage of Churchly

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1. Theological Propædeutic: A General Introduction to the Study of Theology by Philip Schaff, Samuel Macauley Jackson (1893)
"Embraces Ethic and Dogmatic. CHAPTER CCIX. CONFESSIONAL, OB churchly ... Confessional or churchly (Ecclesiastical) Dogmatic exhibits the doctrinal system of ..."

2. The Philosophy of History by Rudolf Rocholl, Augustus Schade (1899)
"The Saxons were bound to accustom themselves to exercise real membership Diffe„nM Ьй„мп in a churchly way. For in the progress of applied ethics, ..."

3. History and Genius of the Heidelberg Catechism by John Williamson Nevin (1847)
"churchly associations. Old Palatinate Liturgy. Baptismal educational religion. Confirmation. Conclusion. To understand fully the character of the Heidelberg ..."

4. 1492 by Mary Johnston (1922)
"born Giacomo Colombo, and I found him a sober, able man, with a churchly inclination. Here rose the Marigalante, and now we were upon it, ..."

5. The Freewill Baptist Quarterly (1869)
"Yield to no churchly sentiments, or whispered arrangements, or tacit understandings, or unuttered disgusts, through which churches shall be gathered by the ..."

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