western church

west·ern church
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wes-tern church]
    • /ˈwɛs tərn tʃɜrtʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wes-tern church]
    • /ˈwɛs tərn tʃɜrtʃ/

Definitions of western church words

  • noun western church the Roman Catholic Church, sometimes with the Anglican Church, or, more broadly, the Christian churches of the West. 1
  • noun western church the part of Christendom that derives its liturgy, discipline, and traditions principally from the patriarchate of Rome, as contrasted with the part that derives these from the other ancient patriarchates, esp that of Constantinople 0
  • noun western church the Roman Catholic Church, sometimes together with the Anglican Communion of Churches 0
  • noun western church the Christian church in much of the western part of the Roman Empire 0
  • noun western church that part of the Catholic Church which recognizes the pope and follows the Latin Rite; the Roman Catholic Church 0
  • noun western church broadly, all the Christian churches of Western Europe and America 0

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Origin of western church

First appearance:

before 1620
One of the 42% oldest English words
First recorded in 1620-30

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western church 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 64% 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.

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