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ecclesiastical definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church); "ecclesiastic history" [syn: ecclesiastical, ecclesiastic]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin ecclesiasticus, from Late Greek ekkl?siastikos, from Greek, of an assembly of citizens, from ekkl?siast?s Date: 15th century 1. of or relating to a church especially as an established institution 2. suitable for use in a church ecclesiastically adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. of the Church or the clergy. Derivatives: ecclesiastically adv.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ecclesiastical Ec*cle`si*as"tic*al, a. [See Ecclesiastical, a.] Of or pertaining to the church; relating to the organization or government of the church; not secular; as, ecclesiastical affairs or history; ecclesiastical courts. Every circumstance of ecclesiastical order and discipline was an abomination. --Cowper. Ecclesiastical commissioners for England, a permanent commission established by Parliament in 1836, to consider and report upon the affairs of the Established Church. Ecclesiastical courts, courts for maintaining the discipline of the Established Church; -- called also Christian courts. [Eng.] Ecclesiastical law, a combination of civil and canon law as administered in ecclesiastical courts. [Eng.] Ecclesiastical modes (Mus.), the church modes, or the scales anciently used. Ecclesiastical States, the territory formerly subject to the Pope of Rome as its temporal ruler; -- called also States of the Church.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Ecclesiastical means belonging to or connected with the Christian Church. My ambition was to travel upwards in the ecclesiastical hierarchy. ADJ: usu ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. See ecclesiastic

Moby Thesaurus

abbatial, abbatical, apostolic, archiepiscopal, canonical, capitular, capitulary, cathedral-like, cathedralesque, church, churchish, churchlike, churchly, clerical, ecclesiastic, episcopal, episcopalian, evangelistic, ministerial, pantheonic, papal, pastoral, patriarchal, pontifical, prelatial, prelatic, priest-ridden, priestish, priestly, rabbinic, sacerdotal, spiritual, synagogal, synagogical, tabernacular, templelike, theological, ultramontane

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