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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Church Militant.
 
The Church on earth means the whole body of believers, who are said to be “waging the war of faith” against “the world, the flesh, and the devil.” It is therefore militant, or in warfare. (See CHURCH TRIUMPHANT.)   1
 


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