Meaning of church-wise in English:

church-wise

Pronunciation /ˈtʃəːtʃwʌɪz/

adverb

  • After the manner or in the way of a church; with regard to a church or to the Christian Church.

adjective

  • Befitting or characteristic of a church or of the Christian Church.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Lancelot Andrewes (1555–1626), bishop of Winchester. From church + -wise.