|1.||A building set apart for Christian worship.|
|2.||A Jewish or heathen temple.|
|3.||A formally organized body of Christian believers worshiping together.|
|4.||A body of Christian believers, holding the same creed, observing the same rites, and acknowledging the same ecclesiastical authority; a denomination; as, the Roman Catholic church; the Presbyterian church.|
|5.||The collective body of Christians.|
|6.||Any body of worshipers; as, the Jewish church; the church of Brahm.|
|7.||The aggregate of religious influences in a community; ecclesiastical influence, authority, etc.; as, to array the power of the church against some moral evil.|
|v. t.||1.||To bless according to a prescribed form, or to unite with in publicly returning thanks in church, as after deliverance from the dangers of childbirth; as, the churching of women. |
CHURCH. In a moral or spiritual sense this word signifies a society of
persons who profess the Christian religion; and in a physical or material
sense, the place where such. persons assemble. The term church is nomen
collectivum; it comprehends the chancel, aisles, and body of the church.
Ham. N. P. 204.
To see the outside of the church in your dream
2. By the English law, the terms church or chapel, and church-yard, are
expressly recognized as in themselves correct and technical descriptions of
the building and place, even in criminal proceedings. 8 B. & C. *25; 1 Salk.
256; 11 Co. 25 b; 2 Esp. 5, 28.
3. It is not within the plan of this work to give an account of the
different local regulations in the United States respecting churches.
References are here given to enable the inquirer to ascertain what they are,
where such regulations are known to exist. 2 Mass. 500; 3 Mass. 166; 8 Mass.
96; 9 Mass. 277; Id. 254; 10 Mass. 323; 15 Mass. 296 16 Mass. 488; 6 Mass.
401; 10 Pick. 172 4 Day, C. 361; 1 Root Sec. 3, 440; Kirby, 45; 2 Caines'
Cas. 336; 10 John. 217; 6 John. 85; 7 John. 112; 8 John. 464; 9 John. 147; 4
Desaus. 578; 5 Serg. & Rawle, 510; 11 Serg. & Rawle, 35; Metc. & Perk. Dig.
h.t.; 4 Whart. 531.
, signifies sacredness and spiritual nourishment
. It is representative of your value system and the things you hold sacred
. To see the inside of a church in your dream
, signifies that you may experience some minor setbacks
, what seems to be nuisances will turn out to be a blessing in disguise
, bedtime prayer
, camp meeting
, care of souls
, church service
, divine service
, evening devotions
, holy orders
, house of prayer
, morning devotions
, night song
, pastoral care
, praise meeting
, prayer meeting
, prime song
, public worship
, religious order
, revival meeting
, sacred calling
, tent meeting
, the church
, the cloth
, the desk
, the ministry
, the pulpit
, watch meeting
, watch night
, watch-night service