Definition of early Church in English:

early Church

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noun

  • (Chiefly with the) the Christian Church in its earliest era; compare "Primitive Church"; also attributive, especially in "early Church Father" (usually in plural) = church father .

    In earliest use not a fixed collocation.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Francis Gregory (1623–1707), Church of England clergyman and writer.