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English definition of “church”

church

noun  /tʃɜrtʃ/ us  

church noun (BUILDING)

[C] a building for Christian religious activities: We came to a church and went inside to sit and enjoy the quiet.

church noun (ORGANIZATION)

[C/U] a Christian religious organization: [U] He went on a trip with some of his friends from church. [C/U] Church is also a group of people meeting for a religious gathering: [U] I’ll see you after church. [C/U] A church is also one of the larger divisions within Christianity: [C] The Episcopal and Roman Catholic churches have many similarities. [C/U] Church can also mean organized religion generally: [U] The separation of church and state is an important feature of the US Constitution.
(Definition of church from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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