public worship

Church services. Worship conducted by religious societies constituted according to their own notions of ecclesiastical authority and ritual propriety, opening their places of worship and admitting to their religious services such persons and upon such terms and subject to such regulations as they may choose to designate and establish.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • 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… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • WORSHIP — WORSHIP, service rendered to God and comprehending both the attitude of reverence and love toward the Deity and the activity – in conduct as well as ritual – in which the homage finds expression. Terminology The biblical vocabulary of worship is… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • worship — worshiper, n. worshipingly, adv. /werr ship/, n., v., worshiped, worshiping or (esp. Brit.) worshipped, worshipping. n. 1. reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred. 2. formal or ceremonious… …   Universalium

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