Meaning of “churchman” in the English Dictionary

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"churchman" in British English

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churchmannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃɜːtʃ.mən/ /ˈtʃɜːtʃ.mæn/ us /ˈtʃɝːtʃ.mən/ /ˈtʃɝːtʃ.mæn/ plural -men uk /-mən/ us

Examples from literature

  • Advancing years brought conservatism, and they became in time loyal Tories and orthodox churchmen. 
  • He said, 'I perceive you are a churchman.' I answered I was. 
  • He was one of the wisest and most temperate churchmen of his time. 
  • The churchman, to whom he was next presented, eyed him with a glance of mingled dislike and curiosity. 

(Definition of “churchman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)