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  • Church — (ch[^u]rch), n. [OE. chirche, chireche, cherche, Scot. kirk, from AS. circe, cyrice; akin to D. kerk, Icel. kirkja, Sw. kyrka, Dan. kirke, G. kirche, OHG. chirihha; all fr. Gr. kyriako n the Lord s house, fr. kyriako s concerning a master or lord …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Church — may refer to: Contents 1 Religion 2 People 3 Places 4 Popular music 5 Other uses …   Wikipedia

  • Church — Church, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Churched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Churching}.] To bless according to a prescribed form, or to unite with in publicly returning thanks in church, as after deliverance from the dangers of childbirth; as, the churching of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • church — I. noun Etymology: Middle English chirche, from Old English cirice, ultimately from Late Greek kyriakon, from Greek, neuter of kyriakos of the lord, from kyrios lord, master; akin to Sanskrit śūra hero, warrior Date: before 12th century 1. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Church's — For the fast food chain, see Church s Chicken. Church s Shoes Type Private Industry Retail Founded 1873 Headquarters Northampton, England Pro …   Wikipedia

  • Church — biographical name Frederic Edwin 1826 1900 American painter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Church of England — Supreme Governor Queen Elizabeth II Primate Rowan Williams (Archbishop of Canterbury) …   Wikipedia

  • Church of Christ, Scientist — Classification Christian Geographical areas United States Founder Mary Baker Eddy Origin 1879 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Congregations …   Wikipedia

  • Church of Ireland — Logo of the Church of Ireland Primate Alan Harper, Archbishop of Armagh (Church of Ireland) Headquarters The See House, Cathedral Close, Armagh …   Wikipedia

  • Church of Scotland — Modern logo of the Church of Scotland Classification Protestant Orientation Calvinist Polity …   Wikipedia

  • Church of God in Christ — Classification Protestant Orientation Pentecostal Polity Episcopal Leader Charles E. Blake Geographical areas Worldwide Founder Charles Harrison Mason Origin …   Wikipedia

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