noun, Roman Catholic Church.
the souls in purgatory.
noun, Printing. 1. (def 2). noun 1. a heavy typeface in Gothic style
noun, Theology. 1. those Christians in heaven who have triumphed over evil and the enemies of Christ.
noun, Theology. 1. the entire body of Christian believers on earth.
[church-werd] /ˈtʃɜrtʃ wərd/ adverb 1. Also, churchwards. toward the church. adjective 2. directed toward the church: a churchward summons.