Free Church

Free Church NOUN a Christian Church which has dissented or seceded from an established Church.

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  • Free church — Free Free (fr[=e]), a. [Compar. {Freer} ( [ e]r); superl. {Freest} ( [e^]st).] [OE. fre, freo, AS. fre[ o], fr[=i]; akin to D. vrij, OS. & OHG. fr[=i], G. frei, Icel. fr[=i], Sw. & Dan. fri, Goth. freis, and also to Skr. prija beloved, dear, fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Free Church — any of the Protestant religious groups in the UK that are not part of the Church of England. The Free Churches include the Baptists, the Methodists, the United Reformed Church and the Church of Scotland …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • free-church — free church; free church·ly; …   English syllables

  • Free-Church — (spr. frĭ tschörtsch, »freie Kirche«), s. Schottische Kirche …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Free church — (engl., spr. frih tschörtsch), s. Freikirche …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Free church — The free church movement was one created to do away with the system of pew rents, wherein persons or families rented or bought the title to a particular church pew. At times they actually built the pews or modified them, at others, they rented… …   Wikipedia

  • free church — 1. (sometimes caps.) a church free from state control. Cf. established church. 2. (sometimes caps.) a dissenting or nonconforming church. 3. (caps.) Also, Free Kirk. (in Scotland) the church established by those who left the Church of Scotland in …   Universalium

  • Free Church — The proper noun Free Church may refer to:*Free Church of Scotland (1843 1900) *Free Church of Scotland (post 1900) *Free Church of Scotland (Continuing)ee also*Nonconformism *Free Presbyterian Church *Free church, for wider information on… …   Wikipedia

  • free church — church that is not under the control of the state …   English contemporary dictionary

  • free church — noun 1. : a church whose sittings are for all and without charge 2. often capitalized F&C : a church not established or under state control: a. capitalized F&C, in Scotland : the church organized by those who left the Church of Scotland in 1843… …   Useful english dictionary

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