• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Church-court a court for deciding ecclesiastical causes, a presbytery, synod, or general assembly
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. circe (Scot, kirk; Ger. kirche)—Gr. kyriakon, belonging to the Lord—Kyrios, the Lord.


In literature:

She had seen the Bishop come direct from the little church to the court.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
For some time the Labor leaders have been assiduously courted by the Churches.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
High on the hill above the Franciscan church is the early nuns' church of La Sigurata, hidden away in a court.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
This in itself might never have meant more than an increased activity in the church courts.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
Rumours of the truth went up and down the land; but the court and the Church were silent, for the King stood in need of De Roberval.
"Marguerite De Roberval" by T. G. Marquis
It contains a vast and richly decorated hall, the court church and a fine picture gallery.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
This bell rang to remind the citizens of church time, court, town meetings, etc.
"A History of the Town of Fairfax" by Jeanne Johnson Rust
He came suddenly upon him with a strong party of his vassals while he was holding his court in the church of Hawick.
"Border Raids and Reivers" by Robert Borland
The floor of this church, and of the one which stands in the centre of the other court, is paved with rich coloured marbles.
"Visits To Monasteries in the Levant" by Robert Curzon
At the court there was much leaning towards the church of Rome.
"Calvert and Penn" by Brantz Mayer

In poetry:

There stands the grim old court-house,
And the Jail with dingy cells,
And on the Church the old town-clock
The fleeting moment tells.
"Retrospect" by Josephine Delphine Henderson Heard
Say to the court, it glows
And shines like rotten wood;
Say to the church, it shows
What's good, and doth no good:
If church and court reply,
Then give them both the lie.
"The Lie" by Sir Walter Raleigh
For many a year Uncle Sammy
Fired away at his logical forte:
Discussion was his occupation,
And altercation his sport;
He argued himself out of churches, he argued himself into court.
"Uncle Sammy" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

Finn's day in court is scant solace for a hurting church.
Tulsa church rape suspect due in district court .
Blevins was recognized Sept 28 at Discover Church in Noble during his Eagle Scout Court of Honor.
One of the congregations that left the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and was ordered in court to vacate the Falls Church has filed an appeal.
A dispute between a Fairfax church and its driving range neighbor could be heading to court.
A former San José Catholic Church youth minister pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court to charges relating to the sexual exploitation of children.
But even as he became the first US bishop ever convicted in criminal court for shielding an abusive priest, Finn 's standing inside the church appears uncertain, and the subject of intense debate.
In a closely watched case, a federal judge denies a church coalition's request that the court require the city to allow Nativity scenes in Palisades Park this year, as it has for nearly 60 years.
Church bosses missed three chances to report a vicar who abused children to police, a court has been told.
Loyd, 73, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, Nov 16, 2012.She was a member of South Seminole Baptist Church and was retired as Court Clerk from Hamilton County after 15 years of service.
And the Supreme Court ruled it constitutional -- requiring American families to attend church services at least three times a month.
Will Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned polygamist prophet of the Mormon breakaway sect the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, come to court today and announce that he's finally found a Texas attorney.
John Linker, a native of Princeton, Ill. 30 pm, Friday, Nov 16, at the Court Street United Methodist Church in Rockford.
Thomas Orr (left) and Benjamin Gust, both of Elburn, take part in their Eagle Scout Court of Honor on March 22 at the Community Congregational Church in Elburn.
The church was home to Monsignor Kevin McAuliffe, who pleaded guilty in court Friday in connection with the theft of $650,000.