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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English churcheman, chercheman, chircheman, kirkemon, kyrkeman, equivalent to church +‎ man. Compare with German Kirchenmann.

NounEdit

churchman (plural churchmen)

  1. A person (originally a man) of authority in a religious organization; a cleric.
    The bishop, a highly placed churchman, stated the religion's opinion.

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