Definition of churchly in English:

churchly

Line breaks: church¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃəːtʃli
 
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adjective

Of or relating to the Christian Church; ecclesiastical: views about biblical and churchly authority an exquisite album of churchly, ambient songs
More example sentences
  • Those of us who appeal to biblical or churchly authority would do well to admit the ways in which our formulations of these appeals differ from our premodern forebears.
  • Her celibate, churchly brother was charged with guiding her beloved John into the priesthood.
  • That fact alone should arouse our interest: when have any of us found the names of theologians or other such churchly types in a tourist brochure?

Origin

Old English circlic, cyrclic, from church.

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