churchmanship

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From churchman +‎ -ship. Compare statesmanship.

Noun[edit]

churchmanship (uncountable)

  1. The craft or skill of being a churchman. [from 17th c.]
    • 2009 October 21, Ruth Gledhill, ‘Desperate bishops invited Rome to park its tanks on Archbishop’s lawn’, The Times:
      [] partly because of their “more Roman than the Romans” style of churchmanship, but also for fear of upsetting Anglicans and the Church of England [] .
    • 2015, GR Evans, Edward Hicks: Pacifist Bishop at War:
      His parents had brought Hicks up as an evangelical but his churchmanship seems to have become much more moderate.

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