Main meanings of church-robbing in English

: church-robbing1church-robbing2

church-robbing1

Pronunciation /ˈtʃəːtʃˌrɒbɪŋ/

noun

  • The action or crime of stealing from a church.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Jewel (1522–1571), bishop of Salisbury. From church + robbing.

Main meanings of church-robbing in English

: church-robbing1church-robbing2

church-robbing2

Pronunciation /ˈtʃəːtʃˌrɒbɪŋ/

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or characterized by church-robbing; that steals from a church.

    Frequently with reference to the appropriation of Church property by the State.

Origin

Mid 16th century. From church + robbing.