Definition of church robber in US English:

church robber

noun

  • A person who steals from a church, or from the Christian Church; a plunderer of churches (especially with reference to the seizing of Church property by the State at the Reformation).

Origin

Early 16th century. From church + robber.

Pronunciation

church robber

/ˈtʃəːtʃ ˌrɒbə/