Definition of church government in English:

church government

Pronunciation /ˌtʃəːtʃ ˈɡʌvnm(ə)nt/ /ˌtʃəːtʃ ˈɡʌvəm(ə)nt/

noun

  • The administration and control of the affairs of the Christian church or a denomination of it; the system or form of polity upon which a particular Christian community is organized for the exercise of authority and discipline, as Episcopal, Presbyterian, Congregational, etc.

Origin

Mid 16th century. From church + government.