noun (plural churchwomen)
A female member of the Christian clergy or of a Church.
- ‘We have tried not to focus just on our sisters,’ she said, referring to the widely known churchwomen killed in El Salvador, two of whom were Maryknoll sisters.
- The temperature rises when the churchwomen arrive with the bells and horns.
- A churchwoman par excellence, she sang in the St. Anthony's choir for three decades and was a member of the vestry for some 17 years.
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