ecclesiastical


ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal

adjective \-ti-kəl\

: of or relating to the Christian church or clergy

Full Definition of ECCLESIASTICAL

1
:  of or relating to a church especially as an established institution
2
:  suitable for use in a church
ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of ECCLESIASTICAL

  1. <ecclesiastical laws that have been in existence for centuries>

Origin of ECCLESIASTICAL

Middle English, from Late Latin ecclesiasticus, from Late Greek ekklēsiastikos, from Greek, of an assembly of citizens, from ekklēsiastēs
First Known Use: 15th century

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