Definition of "established church" [established church]
A church that a government officially recognizes as a national institution and to which it accords support.(noun)
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Use "established church" in a sentence
"In fact, according to Barna’s 2005 book, Revolution, “Committed, born-again Christians are exiting the established church in massive numbers.”"