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Eastern Church

  

      n  
1    any of the Christian Churches of the former Byzantine Empire  
2    any Church owing allegiance to the Orthodox Church and in communion with the Greek patriarchal see of Constantinople  
3    any Church, including Uniat Churches, having Eastern forms of liturgy and institutions  
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eastern  
      adj  
1    situated in or towards the east  
2    facing or moving towards the east  


Eastern Cape  
      n   a province of S South Africa; formed in 1994 from part of the former Cape Province: service industries, agriculture, and mining. Capital: Bisho. Pop.: 6481300 (1995 est.). Area: 169600 sq. km (65483 sq. miles)  
Eastern Church  
      n  
1    any of the Christian Churches of the former Byzantine Empire  
2    any Church owing allegiance to the Orthodox Church and in communion with the Greek patriarchal see of Constantinople  
3    any Church, including Uniat Churches, having Eastern forms of liturgy and institutions  
Eastern Ghats  
      pl n   a mountain range in S India, parallel to the Bay of Bengal: united with the Western Ghats by the Nilgiri Hills; forms the E margin of the Deccan plateau  
eastern hemisphere  
      n   often caps  
1    that half of the globe containing Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, lying east of the Greenwich meridian  
2    the lands in this, esp. Asia  
Eastern Orthodox Church  
      n      another name for the       Orthodox Church  
Eastern rite  
      n   the rite and liturgy of an Eastern Church or of a Uniat Church  
Eastern Roman Empire  
      n   the eastern of the two empires created by the division of the Roman Empire in 395 a.d  
   See also       Byzantine Empire  
Eastern Standard Time  
      n   one of the standard times used in North America, five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time,   (Abbrev.)    EST  
Eastern Townships  
      n   an area of central Canada, in S Quebec: consists of 11 townships south of the St Lawrence  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
officer of the Church of England
exp.
sweat excessively
[Slang]
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
n.
Opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England i.e.the English branch of the Western Christian Church, which combines Catholic and Protestant traditions, rejects the Pope’s authority, and has the monarch as its titular head
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