A person ordained for service in a Christian church
But in Eckhart the attitude of the churchman and traditionalist is entirely abandoned.
As a zealous churchman and Protestant he still possessed a following.
In theology he was a Broad Churchman, seeking always to emphasize the permanent elements in religion, and ignoring technicalities.
Faulkner, Cyprian the Churchman (Cincinnati and New York, 1906).
He was himself a high churchman, and carried things with a high hand in his parish, but was much beloved by his people.