Definition of church living in US English:

church living

noun

historical
  • A benefice in an established church, especially in the Church of England.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Andrew Willet (d. 1621), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist. From church + living.

Pronunciation

church living

/tʃəːrtʃ ˈlɪvɪŋ/