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church rate

church rate
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [church reyt]
    • /tʃɜrtʃ reɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [church reyt]
    • /tʃɜrtʃ reɪt/

Definition of church rate words

  • noun church rate (formerly in England and Ireland) a compulsory assessment imposed on the parishioners' holdings of houses or land in order to repair the parish church and maintain its services. 1

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Origin of church rate

First appearance:

before 1705
One of the 50% oldest English words
First recorded in 1705-15

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Parts of speech for Church rate

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

church rate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

church rate usage trend in Literature

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