Definition of churchmanship in English:

churchmanship

noun

  • The doctrine, principles, or practice of the clergy, or of a member of the clergy; frequently with modifying word denoting the quality or style of this. Also: the fact of being a member of the clergy; the position or office of a member of the clergy.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Maurice (?1647–1691), Church of England clergyman. From churchman + -ship.

Pronunciation

churchmanship

/ˈtʃəːtʃmənʃɪp/