2. Summoning to church.
The sound of the churchgoing bell.
(Church"-haw`) n. [Church + haw a yard.] Churchyard. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Church"ism) n. Strict adherence to the forms or principles of some church organization; sectarianism.
(Church"less) a. Without a church. T. Fuller.
(Church"like`) a. Befitting a church or a churchman; becoming to a clergyman. Shak.
(Church"li*ness) n. Regard for the church.
(Church"ly), a. Pertaining to, or suitable for, the church; ecclesiastical.
(Church"man) n.; pl. Churchmen
1. An ecclesiastic or clergyman.
2. An Episcopalian, or a member of the Established Church of England. "A zealous churchman." Macaulay.
3. One was is attached to, or attends, church.
(Church"man*ly), a. Pertaining to, or becoming, a churchman. Milman.
(Church"man*ship), n. The state or quality of being a churchman; attachment to the
(Church" modes`) (Mus.) The modes or scales used in ancient church music. See Gregorian.
(Church"ship), n. State of being a church. South.
1. One of the officers (usually two) in an Episcopal church, whose duties vary in different dioceses, but
always include the provision of what is necessary for the communion service.
2. A clay tobacco pipe, with a long tube. [Slang, Eng.]
There was a small wooden table placed in front of the smoldering fire, with decanters, a jar of tobacco,
and two long churchwardens.
(Church"ward`en*ship), n. The office of a churchwarden.
(Church"y), a. Relating to a church; unduly fond of church forms. [Colloq.]
(Church"yard`) n. The ground adjoining a church, in which the dead are buried; a cemetery.
Like graves in the holy churchyard.
Syn. Burial place; burying ground; graveyard; necropolis; cemetery; God's acre.
(Churl) n. [AS. ceorl a freeman of the lowest rank, man, husband; akin to D. karel, kerel, G.
kerl, Dan. & Sw. karl, Icel. karl, and to the E. proper name Charles and perh. to Skr. jara lover.
Cf. Carl, Charles's Wain.]