Meaning of “churchwoman” in the English Dictionary

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"churchwoman" in British English

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churchwomannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃɜːtʃˌwʊm.ən/ us /ˈtʃɝːtʃˌwʊm.ən/ plural -women uk /-wɪmɪn/ us

Examples from literature

  • But, he said, "you are still a churchwoman?" 
  • It would appear that she had been a good churchwoman. 
  • My wife, you know, is a strict churchwoman. 
  • She had a small annuity, had turned herself into a most faithful churchwoman, and went to live at Ely because it was cheap and a cathedral city. 
  • Some years ago a party of ultra-high churchwomen decided to wear only black during Lent. 

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