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ecclesiastic

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adjective ec·cle·si·as·tic \-ˈas-tik\

Definition of ecclesiastic



Examples of ecclesiastic in a sentence

  1. <a council to make final determinations on ecclesiastic matters>



15th Century

First Known Use of ecclesiastic

15th century

Other Christian Religious Terms


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ecclesiastic

noun ec·cle·si·as·tic

Simple Definition of ecclesiastic

  • : a Christian priest or minister

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ecclesiastic

Examples of ecclesiastic in a sentence

  1. <as the leading ecclesiastic for his church in the state, the bishop must be beyond reproach in everything he does>



1651

First Known Use of ecclesiastic

1651



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