"churches" in the noun sense
1. church, Christian church
one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
2. church, church building
a place for public (especially Christian) worship
"the church was empty"
3. church service, church
a service conducted in a house of worship
"don't be late for church"
the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church
"our church is hosting a picnic next week"
"churches" in the verb sense
perform a special church rite or service for
"church a woman after childbirth"
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