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EtymologyEdit

church +‎ person

NounEdit

churchperson (plural churchpersons or churchpeople)

  1. A person involved with the church; a churchgoer or cleric.
    • 1996, Carter Lindberg, The European Reformations
      He has been portrayed as both a narrow dogmatist and an ecumenical churchperson; a ruthless inquisitor and a sensitive, caring pastor...
    • 1999, Lewis Turco, The Book of Literary Terms
      The level of diction of the person in the street is usually different from that of a high churchperson. The latter might speak in an "elevated style"...