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English definition of “church”

church

noun uk   /tʃɜːtʃ/ us    /tʃɝːtʃ/

church noun (BUILDING)

A2 [C] a building for Christian religious activities: The town has four churches. a church spire/tower a church hall (= a building belonging to a church, with a large room for meetings)

church noun (ORGANIZATION)

[C or U] an official Christian religious organization: All the local churches were represented at the memorial service. He went on a walking trip with some of his friends from church. [U] an occasion when this organization meets as a group of people: I'll see her after church. They go to church every Sunday. church services the Church [S] Christian religious organizations: Some people think the Church shouldn't interfere in politics.
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