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succursal

Serving to aid or help; serving as a chapel of ease; tributary. R.
Not a city was without its cathedral, surrounded by its succursal churches, its monasteries, and convents. Milman.

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hymnary

  • noun a songbook containing a collection of hymns
    hymnbook; hymnal.

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luthern

(Arch.) A dormer window. See Dormer.

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evangelize

  • verb preach the gospel (to)
    evangelise.
  • verb convert to Christianity
    evangelise.
    • The missionaries evangelized the Pacific Islanders

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deconsecrated

  • adjective satellite divested of consecration
  • verb remove the consecration from a person or an object
    deconsecrate; unhallow; desecrate.

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postil

Originally, an explanatory note in the margin of the Bible, so called because written after the text; hence, a marginal note; a comment.
Langton also made postils upon the whole Bible. Foxe.

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schwenkfelder

A member of a religious sect founded by Kaspar von Schwenkfeld, a Silesian reformer who disagreed with Luther, especially on the deification of the body of Christ.

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anathematize

  • verb curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
    accurse; execrate; anathematise; anathemise; comminate; anathemize.

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sandemanian

(Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Robert Sandeman, a Scotch sectary of the eighteenth century. See Glassite.

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potluck

  • noun whatever happens to be available especially when offered to an unexpected guest or when brought by guests and shared by all
    • having arrived unannounced we had to take potluck
    • a potluck supper

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missional

  • adjective relating to or connected to a religious mission
    missionary.

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sociable

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; social.
  • adjective inclined to or conducive to companionship with others
    • a sociable occasion
    • enjoyed a sociable chat
    • a sociable conversation
    • Americans are sociable and gregarious

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uniat

(Eccl.) A member of the Greek Church, who nevertheless acknowledges the supremacy of the Pope of Rome; one of the United Greeks. Also used adjectively.

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anathematise

  • verb curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
    accurse; execrate; anathemise; comminate; anathemize; anathematize.

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utraquist

One who receives the eucharist in both kinds; esp., one of a body of Hussites who in the 15th century fought for the right to do this. Called also Calixtines.

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poorbox

A receptacle in which money given for the poor is placed.

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irvingite

(Eccl.) The common designation of one a sect founded by the Rev. Edward Irving (about 1830), who call themselves the Catholic Apostolic Church. They are highly ritualistic in worship, have an elaborate hierarchy of apostles, prophets, etc., and look for the speedy coming of Christ.

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canonize

  • verb declare (a dead person) to be a saint
    canonise; saint.
    • After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized
  • verb treat as a sacred person
    canonise.
    • He canonizes women

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arson

  • noun malicious burning to destroy property
    incendiarism; fire-raising.
    • the British term for arson is fire-raising

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dunkard

  • noun an adherent of Baptistic doctrines (who practice baptism by immersion)
    Tunker; Dunker.

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dogmatic

  • adjective satellite characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
    dogmatical.
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

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philippian

Of or pertaining to Philippi, a city of ancient Macedonia. -- n. A native or an inhabitant of Philippi.

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appall

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; appal; shock; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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piarist

(R. C. Ch.) One of a religious order who are the regular clerks of the Scuole Pie (religious schools), an institute of secondary education, founded at Rome in the last years of the 16th century. Addis & Arnold.

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attender

  • noun someone who listens attentively
    listener; hearer; auditor.
  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    tender; attendant.

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dopper

An Anabaptist or Baptist. Contemptuous B. Jonson.

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social

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; sociable.
  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    societal.
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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melkite

  • noun an eastern Christian in Egypt or Syria who adheres to the Orthodox faith as defined by the council of Chalcedon in 451 and as accepted by the Byzantine emperor
    Melchite.
  • noun an Orthodox Christian or Uniate Christian belonging to the patriarchate of Alexandria or Antioch or Jerusalem
    Melchite.

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attender

  • noun someone who listens attentively
    listener; hearer; auditor.
  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    tender; attendant.

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autocephalous

(Eccl. Hist.) Having its own head; independent of episcopal or patriarchal jurisdiction, as certain Greek churches.

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hierarch

  • noun a person who holds a high position in a hierarchy
  • noun a senior clergyman and dignitary
    high priest; prelate; primate; archpriest.

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colossian

  • noun a native or inhabitant of the city of Colossae in ancient Phrygia

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steeple

  • noun a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top
    spire.

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pastored

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laodicean

Of or pertaining to Laodicea, a city in Phrygia Major; like the Christians of Laodicea; lukewarm in religion. Rev. iii. 14-16.

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judicatory

  • noun the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
    judicial system; judiciary; judicature.

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venerate

  • verb regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
    fear; revere; reverence.
    • Fear God as your father
    • We venerate genius

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melchite

(Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect, chiefly in Syria and Egypt, which acknowledges the authority of the pope, but adheres to the liturgy and ceremonies of the Eastern Church.

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bingo

  • noun a game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards
    beano; lotto; keno.

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uniate

(Eccl.) A member of the Greek Church, who nevertheless acknowledges the supremacy of the Pope of Rome; one of the United Greeks. Also used adjectively.

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choirmaster

  • noun the musical director of a choir
    cantor; precentor.

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theatine

One of an order of Italian monks, established in 1524, expressly to oppose Reformation, and to raise the tone of piety among Roman Catholics. They hold no property, nor do they beg, but depend on what Providence sends. Their chief employment is preaching and giving religious instruction. ✍ Their name is derived from Theate, or Chieti, a city of Naples, the archbishop of which was a principal founder of the order; but they bore various names; as, Regular Clerks of the Community, Pauline Monks, Apostolic Clerks, and Regular Clerks of the Divine Providence. The order never flourished much out of Italy.

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terrell

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thessalonian

Of or pertaining to Thessalonica, a city of Macedonia. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Thessalonica.

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papistry

The doctrine and ceremonies of the Church of Rome; popery. R. Whitgift.

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dunker

  • noun an eater who dips food into a liquid before eating it
    • he was a dunker--he couldn't eat a doughnut without a cup of coffee to dunk it in
  • noun a basketball player who is able to make dunk shots

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potluck

  • noun whatever happens to be available especially when offered to an unexpected guest or when brought by guests and shared by all
    • having arrived unannounced we had to take potluck
    • a potluck supper

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catharist

One aiming at or pretending to a greater purity of like than others about him; -- applied to persons of various sects. See Albigenses.

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attendee

  • noun a person who is present and participates in a meeting
    attendant; attender; meeter.
    • he was a regular attender at department meetings
    • the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees

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episcopalianism

The doctrine and usages of Episcopalians; episcopacy.

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steeple

  • noun a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top
    spire.

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homecoming

  • noun an annual school or university reunion for graduates
  • noun a coming to or returning home
    return.
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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kneeler

  • noun a person in a kneeling position
  • noun a board (sometimes cushioned) for someone to kneel on

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baptize

  • verb administer baptism to
    christen; baptise.
    • The parents had the child baptized

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homish

Like a home or a home circle.
Quiet, cheerful, homish hospital life. E. E. Hale.

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desecration

  • noun blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
    profanation; blasphemy; sacrilege.
    • desecration of the Holy Sabbath

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campbellite

(Eccl.) A member of the denomination called Christians or Disciples of Christ. They themselves repudiate the term Campbellite as a nickname. See Christian, 3.

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basilican

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling a basilica

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hymnal

  • noun a songbook containing a collection of hymns
    hymnary; hymnbook.

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saddleback

  • noun a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle)
    saddle.
  • noun a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end
    saddleback roof; saddle roof; gable roof.

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crucify

  • verb kill by nailing onto a cross
    • Jesus Christ was crucified
  • verb treat cruelly
    bedevil; rag; dun; frustrate; torment.
    • The children tormented the stuttering teacher

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servite

(R.C.Ch.) One of the order of the Religious Servants of the Holy Virgin, founded in Florence in 1223.

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cantata

  • noun a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
    oratorio.

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culdee

One of a class of anchorites who lived in various parts of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.
The pure Culdees Were Albyn's earliest priests of God. Campbell.

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basement

  • noun the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
    cellar.
  • noun the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture

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cupolaed

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steeple

  • noun a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top
    spire.

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monastical

  • adjective satellite of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
    cloistral; cloistered; monastic; conventual.

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burning

  • noun the act of burning something
    combustion.
    • the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance
  • noun pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    burn.

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temporality

  • noun the worldly possessions of a church
    temporalty.

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swedenborgian

One who holds the doctrines of the New Jerusalem church, as taught by Emanuel Swedenborg, a Swedish philosopher and religious writer, who was born a. d. 1688 and died 1772. Swedenborg claimed to have intercourse with the spiritual world, through the opening of his spiritual senses in 1745. He taught that the Lord Jesus Christ, as comprehending in himself all the fullness of the Godhead, is the one only God, and that there is a spiritual sense to the Scriptures, which he (Swedenborg) was able to reveal, because he saw the correspondence between natural and spiritual things.

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hymnal

  • noun a songbook containing a collection of hymns
    hymnary; hymnbook.

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secede

  • verb withdraw from an organization or communion
    splinter; break away.
    • After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away

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adventist

One of a religious body, embracing several branches, who look for the proximate personal coming of Christ; -- called also Second Adventists. Schaff-Herzog Encyc.

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supper

  • noun a light evening meal; served in early evening if dinner is at midday or served late in the evening at bedtime
  • noun a social gathering where a light evening meal is served
    • her suppers often included celebrities

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donatist

(Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Donatus, the leader of a body of North African schismatics and purists, who greatly disturbed the church in the 4th century. They claimed to be the true church.

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belfry

  • noun a bell tower; usually stands alone unattached to a building
    campanile.
  • noun a room (often at the top of a tower) where bells are hung

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cemeterial

Of or pertaining to a cemetery. "Cemeterial cells." R. Sir T. Browne.

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choir

  • noun a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony
  • noun a family of similar musical instrument playing together
    consort.

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antiochian

Pertaining to Antiochus, a contemporary with Cicero, and the founder of a sect of philosophers.

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choral

  • noun a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune
    chorale.
  • adjective related to or written for or performed by a chorus or choir
    • choral composition
    • choral ensemble

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metropolitical

Of or pertaining to a metropolis; being a metropolis; metropolitan; as, the metropolitical chair. Bp. Hall.

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antenicene

Of or in the Christian church or era, anterior to the first council of Nice, held a. d. 325; as, antenicene faith.

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corporate

  • adjective of or belonging to a corporation
    • corporate rates
    • corporate structure
  • adjective satellite possessing or existing in bodily form
    corporal; bodied; incarnate; embodied.
    • what seemed corporal melted as breath into the wind"- Shakespeare
    • an incarnate spirit
    • `corporate' is an archaic term

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marcionite

(Eccl. Hist) A follower of Marcion, a Gnostic of the second century, who adopted the Oriental notion of the two conflicting principles, and imagined that between them there existed a third power, neither wholly good nor evil, the Creator of the world and of man, and the God of the Jewish dispensation. Brande & C.

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judicatory

  • noun the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
    judicial system; judiciary; judicature.

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ephesian

Of or pertaining to Ephesus, an ancient city of Ionia, in Asia Minor.

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preferment

  • noun the act of preferring
    • the preferment went to the younger candidate
  • noun the act of making accusations
    • preferment of charges

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abbatial

  • adjective of or having to do with or belonging to an abbey or abbot, or abbess

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excommunicate

  • verb exclude from a church or a religious community
    curse; unchurch.
    • The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner
  • verb oust or exclude from a group or membership by decree

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disestablishment

  • noun the act terminating an established state of affairs; especially ending a connection with the Church of England

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waldensian

Of or pertaining to the Waldenses. -- n. One Holding the Waldensian doctrines.

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annulment

  • noun the state of being cancelled or annulled
    revocation.
  • noun (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc)
    invalidation.

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nondenominational

  • adjective satellite not restricted to a particular religious denomination
    • a nondenominational church

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dignitary

  • noun an important or influential (and often overbearing) person
    high muckamuck; high-up; panjandrum; VIP; very important person.

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gallican

Of or pertaining to Gaul or France; Gallic; French; as, the Gallican church or clergy.

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ale

  • noun a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume

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attendance

  • noun the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
    attending.
  • noun the frequency with which a person is present
    • a student's attendance is an important factor in her grade

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brownist

(Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Robert Brown, of England, in the 16th century, who taught that every church is complete and independent in itself when organized, and consists of members meeting in one place, having full power to elect and depose its officers.

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sacristy

  • noun a room in a church where sacred vessels and vestments are kept or meetings are held
    vestry.

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appal

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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disestablish

  • verb deprive (an established church) of its status

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spire

  • noun a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top
    steeple.

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