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Definition of "churchwoman" [churchwoman]

  • A woman who is a cleric. (noun)
  • A woman who is a member of a church. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "churchwoman" in a sentence
  • "In the 1980s, he got involved in issues surrounding U.S. policy in El Salvador, this after four churchwoman -- two his dear friends -- were raped and killed by Salvadoran soldiers."
  • "On the other hand, Bede's real interest here is presumably Hild and her life as a churchwoman."
  • "Yes, Bede's interest is in Hild as a great churchwoman, so his interest in Hereric is just to provide Hild with a suitably noble ancestry and a fulfilled prophecy of a great destiny."