Definitions

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  • adj. Without a church.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without a church.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without a church; not attached or belonging to any church.

Etymologies

church +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His field director is Deves Toon, a churchless reverend.

    FLY FISHING WITH DARTH VADER

  • They also can be churchless and may do things like gather friends to read the Bible together.

    McCain: "I Don't Know" If Mormons Are Christians

  • During high school, he'd stumbled across a churchless church led by a retired major or colonel whose name never quite stuck with me.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • In this actual world a churchless community, a community where men have abandoned and scoffed at or ignored their religious needs, is a community on the rapid downgrade.

    The Courage To Be Christian

  • It seems he was forever defending the “sinners” against the “righteous,” and he was often found hanging around the immoral, the outsiders, the churchless people of ill repute.

    The God of the Towel

  • Think by all means, but think also of what is actual, of what like the stern world is, of low much even you, creedless and churchless, could do to make it better.

    The Greatest Thing in the World And Other Addresses

  • Some recent studies, however, while not extensive enough to justify a conclusion, seem to indicate that in some of the largest cities the church is losing its hold, and that more and more the population of our largest urban centers is becoming churchless, if not without religion.

    Sociology and Modern Social Problems

  • And monstrous architectural portents in Boston and Salt Lake City encourage one to suppose that even that churchless aspect, which so stirred the speculative element in Mr. Henry James, is only the opening formless phase of a community destined to produce not only classes but intellectual and moral forms of the most remarkable kind.

    An Englishman Looks at the World

  • It was beginning to dawn upon her that that was what Ashland was -- a churchless community.

    A Voice in the Wilderness

  • She had been away, of course, a great many times before, but never to a churchless community.

    A Voice in the Wilderness

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