Definition of Church Militant in English:

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Church Militant

noun

(the Church Militant)
The whole body of living Christian believers.
Example sentences
  • Our Lord Jesus equipped the Church Militant with two potent weapons on that Maundy Thursday.
  • Needless to say, today's Church Militant is plagued with indifference.
  • This miniature, illustrating another psalm for the sons of Core, shows David before a crowned female figure, symbol of the Church Militant and then Triumphant.

Origin

Mid 16th century: contrasted with the Church Triumphant in heaven.

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Syllabification: Church Mil·i·tant

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