Cite
 

Meaning of mother church

moth'er church"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a church from which other churches have had their origin or derived their authority.
  2. a cathedral or a metropolitan church.
  3. the church attended in one's youth or for the greater part of one's life.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.