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Churchianity

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Churchianity - Ecclesiastical - Sectarian - Clergy - Clerical - Lay - Parochial - Profession



Churchianity

Overemphasis on ecclesiastical and denominational matters in Christianity.

The World Book Dictionary - 1990


The usually excessive or sectarian attachment to the practices and interests of a particular church [institution - procinwarn.com editor].

Merriam-Webster - College Dictionary (online)

Main Entry: church·i·an·i·ty 
Pronunciation: "ch&r-chE-'a-n&-tE
Function: noun
Etymology: church + -ianity (as in Christianity)
Date: 1837

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Ecclesiastical

of or having to do with the church or the clergy; churchly; clerical; not lay: ecclesiastical courts.

The World Book Dictionary - 1990

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Sectarian

of, relating to, or characteristic of a sect, limited in character or scope

Main Entry: 1sec·tar·i·an 
Pronunciation: sek-'ter-E-&n
Function: adjective
Date: 1649
1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of a sect or sectarian
2 : limited in character or scope : PAROCHIAL
- sec·tar·i·an·ism  /-E-&-"ni-z&m/ noun 

Merriam-Webster - College Dictionary (online)

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Clergy

persons ordained for religious work; ministers, pastors, or rectors, priests, and rabbis.

The World Book Dictionary - 1990

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Clerical

1. of a clerk or clerks; for clerks: Keeping records or accounts and typing letters are clerical jobs in an office. 2. of a clergyman or the clergy: The minister performed clerical duties in church. The priest wore clerical robes in church.  3. supporting the power or influence of the clergy in politics

The World Book Dictionary - 1990

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Lay

1. of the people of a church not belonging to the clergy: The lay preacher this Sunday is a businessman during the week. 2. of the people who do not belong to a particular profession: Doctors feel the lay mind understands little of the causes of diseases. 

The World Book Dictionary - 1990

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Parochial

confined or restricted as if within the borders of a parish : limited in range or scope 

Main Entry: pa·ro·chi·al 
Pronunciation: p&-'rO-kE-&l
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English parochiall, from Middle French parochial, from Late Latin parochialis, from parochia parish -- more at PARISH
Date: 14th century
1 : of or relating to a church parish
2 : of or relating to a parish as a unit of local government
3 : confined or restricted as if within the borders of a parish : limited in range or scope (as to a narrow area or region) : PROVINCIAL, NARROW
- pa·ro·chi·al·ly  /-kE-&-lE/ adverb 

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Profession

1. an occupation requiring special education, such as law, medicine, teaching, or the ministry. 2 any calling or occupation by which a person habitually earns his living

The World Book Dictionary - 1990

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