one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church
perform a special church rite or service for
A building set apart for christian worship.
A jewish or heathen temple.
A formally organized body of christian believers worshiping together.
A body of christian believers, holding the same creed, observing the same rites, and acknowledging the same ecclesiastical authority; a denomination; as, the roman catholic church; the presbyterian church.
The collective body of christians.
Any body of worshipers; as, the jewish church; the church of brahm.
The aggregate of religious influences in a community; ecclesiastical influence, authority, etc.; as, to array the power of the church against some moral evil.
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 women.