house of public worship


house of public worship
Any building which is primarily devoted to the worship of God and to such incidental exercises and functions as are usually connected with such worship. St. Paul's Church v Concord, 75 NH 420, 75 A 531. A schoolhouse does not become a house of religious worship merely because the Bible is read to the classes without note or comment thereon by the teachers. Hackett v Brooksville School Dist. 120 Ky 608, 87 SW 792. See church.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • worship — I n. 1) ancestor; hero; idol; nature; public worship 2) (misc.) a house of worship II v. 1) to worship reverently 2) (D; tr.) to worship as (to worship smb. as a god) 3) (misc.) I worship the ground you walk on * * * [ wɜːʃɪp] hero …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • worship — 1 verb worshipped, worshipping also worshiped, worshiping AmE 1 (I, T) to show respect and love for a god, especially by praying in a church, temple etc 2 (T) to admire and love someone very much: She absolutely worships those children. 3 worship …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • public — The whole body politic, or the aggregate of the citizens of a state, nation, or municipality. The inhabitants of a state, county, or community. In one sense, everybody, and accordingly the body of the people at large; the community at large,… …   Black's law dictionary


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