1. n. The Church, church community.
Ko tāna ‘ēkārētia mua tē reira i ‘akamata ai ‘aia i te ‘anga‘anga ‘orometua,
that was his first church where he began pastoral work.
2. v.i. (Be) a full church member (LMS and Adventists).
Kua tuku‘ia te tā‘onga ‘ēkārētia ki runga iāia,
he was given the status of church member;
Kāre ‘aia i ‘ēkārētia ake,
he isn’t a full member yet (i.e. still a