church house, noun phrase

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AfrikaansShow more Translation of Afrikaans kerkhuis, see Kerk sense 2.
obs.
Sunday house.
1913 A.B. Marchand Dirk, S. African 45 (Swart)All heaved a sigh of relief as they mounted into the shade of the church house’s stoep.
1914 L.H. Brinkman Breath of Karroo 57Tante Let possessed a little house in town, known as a church house — being only occupied on church occasions.
1934 M.E. McKerron Hist. of Educ. 60 (Swart)At a later date the well-to-do farmer often owned a ‘church house’ in the nearest village.
Sunday house.
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