Definitions starting with C

ID #4001

church

v. 1. [OED to be churched to be taken to church to receive rites ... esp. of a newly-wedded pair ... on first attendance at church after marriage] to be married in a church: 1976 For a couple to be "churched" was an occasion (Eneas 30). (Gen.)

2. [Atlantic] to hold a person's funeral in a church: They church him in the Baptist Church (Eleu.).  (Gen.)

Tags: religion, verb

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Last update: 2010-12-29 22:42
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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