Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Belonging to or participating in a church.
  • noun People who belong to or participate in a church considered as a group. Often used with the.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of church.

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Examples

  • I am tired of these "churched" people getting involved in politics.

    Bishops slam 'unacceptable' health care bill

  • After the baptism a piece of white linen cloth was placed on the head of the child, and remained there until the mother had been "churched" or purified; it was called the "chrisom cloth" and, if the infant died within a month, was used as a shroud.

    Excerpt: Shakespeare by Peter Ackroyd

  • They are "churched" as often as they wish, and we pay city wages; but still it is not all clear sailing in this quarter of Polly's realm.

    The Fat of the Land The Story of an American Farm

  • Samuel Hayes, or Haze, told a woman named Rachel Murch that her character was "as black as Hell," and upon Rachel's complaint to the session, he was "churched" for "breach of the Ninth Commandment and also for a violation of his covenant agreement."

    John Marshall and the Constitution; a chronicle of the Supreme court

  • It struck me just how hungry for God "churched" people are: we are fed so much, but our hearts seem so dry.

    NextReformation

  • It's one of America's least "churched" cities, but the religious community fashioned Neighbors in Need as a response to the 1970's Boeing recession.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News

  • But the central message of the Bible has been 'churched' away and replaced by an emphasis on the feelings of the individual.

    Canada Free Press

  • Which is not just to turn people into "churched" people.

    the view from her

  • Obama unabashedly explained how he became "churched" in a 2007 speech: "It's around that time [while working as an organizer for the Developing Communities Project (DCP) of the Calumet Community Religious Conference (CCRC) in Chicago] that some pastors I was working with came around and asked if I was a member of

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Obama unabashedly explained how he became "churched" in a 2007 speech: "It's around that time [while working as an organizer for the Developing Communities Project (DCP) of the Calumet Community Religious Conference (CCRC) in Chicago] that some pastors I was working with came around and asked if I was a member of a church.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

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