Church Militant

   See Church Catholic.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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  • Church militant — Church Church (ch[^u]rch), n. [OE. chirche, chireche, cherche, Scot. kirk, from AS. circe, cyrice; akin to D. kerk, Icel. kirkja, Sw. kyrka, Dan. kirke, G. kirche, OHG. chirihha; all fr. Gr. kyriako n the Lord s house, fr. kyriako s concerning a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Church militant — Militant Mil i*tant, a. [L. militans, antis, p. pr. of militare to be soldier: cf. F. militant. See {Militate}.] Engaged in warfare; fighting; combating; serving as a soldier. {Mil i*tant*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] At which command the powers… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • church militant — noun Usage: often capitalized C&M Etymology: translation of Medieval Latin ecclesia militans : the Christian church on earth regarded as engaged in a constant warfare against its enemies, the powers of evil distinguished from church triumphant …   Useful english dictionary

  • church militant — Theol. those Christians on earth who are engaged in a continuous war against evil and the enemies of Christ. Cf. church triumphant. [1530 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • church militant —  Церковь, воинствующая …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Church militant and church triumphant — The Church Militant and the Church Triumphant by Andrea da Firenze In Christian theology, the Christian Church, or Church Universal, is traditionally divided into: the Church Militant (Ecclesia M …   Wikipedia

  • the Church Militant — the body of living Christian believers, regarded as striving to combat evil on earth (contrasted with the Church Triumphant in heaven). → church …   English new terms dictionary

  • Militant, Church —    A name used to describe the Church on earth, fighting (which the word Militant means) or contending against the powers of the world, to distinguish it from the Church Expectant and the Church Triumphant. (See CHURCH CATHOLIC.) In the Communion …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Church Catholic, The —    The kingdom of Christ, partly visible here on earth, partly invisible behind the veil. The Church Catholic embraces three great divisions:    I. THE CHURCH MILITANT, here on earth, struggling, fighting (which militant means) against sin to… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Church — (ch[^u]rch), n. [OE. chirche, chireche, cherche, Scot. kirk, from AS. circe, cyrice; akin to D. kerk, Icel. kirkja, Sw. kyrka, Dan. kirke, G. kirche, OHG. chirihha; all fr. Gr. kyriako n the Lord s house, fr. kyriako s concerning a master or lord …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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