the Church Militant

the Church Militant
the body of living Christian believers, regarded as striving to combat evil on earth (contrasted with the Church Triumphant in heaven).

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  • 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

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