from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A church that a government officially recognizes as a national institution and to which it accords support.
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- n. a church that is officially recognized as a national institution by a government; in England it is the Church of England
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the church maintained by the civil authority; a state church.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the church that is recognized as the official church of a nation
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