1. Church Father (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom
  2. church officer a church official
  3. church tower the tower of a church
  4. charge of quarters an enlisted man who handles his unit's administrative matters after hours
  5. Church of Rome the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
  6. church festival a festival having religious significance
  7. Churchill Downs a racetrack for thoroughbred racing in Louisville
  8. churidars tight trousers worn by people from the Indian subcontinent
  9. church hat a fanciful hat of the kind worn by Black women for Sunday worship
  10. church doctrine the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
  11. breach of trust violation by a trustee of a duty that equity requires of him
  12. churchwarden an officer in the Episcopal church who helps a parish priest with secular matters
  13. church mouse a fictional mouse created by Lewis Carroll
  14. churchyard the yard associated with a church
  15. church-state a state ruled by religious authority
  16. churchgoer a religious person who goes to church regularly
  17. church mode any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode
  18. church year the year in the ecclesiastical calendar
  19. Church of the Brethren a Baptist denomination founded in 1708 by Americans of German descent; opposed to military service and taking legal oaths; practiced trine immersion
  20. breach of the peace any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled

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