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ecclesiastic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of ecclesiastic

  1. of or relating to a church <a council to make final determinations on ecclesiastic matters> Synonyms churchly, ecclesial, ecclesiasticalRelated Words blessed (also blest), consecrated, divine, hallowed, holy, religious, sacramental, sacred, sacrosanct, sanctified; apostolic, canonical, clerical, episcopal, evangelical (also evangelic), ministerial, papal, pastoral, patriarchal, pontifical, priestly, rabbinic (or rabbinical), sacerdotalNear Antonyms lay, profane, secular, temporal; nonclerical; nondenominational, nonsectarianAntonyms nonchurch, nonecclesiastical




ecclesiastic

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ecclesiastic

  1. a person specially trained and authorized to conduct religious services in a Christian church <as the leading ecclesiastic for his church in the state, the bishop must be beyond reproach in everything he does> Synonyms cleric, clerical, clerk, deacon, divine, dominie, clergyperson, minister, preacher, priest, reverendRelated Words churchman, clergyman, father, Holy Joe [slang], padre; clergywoman, deaconess, priestess; abbot, archbishop, archpriest, bishop, dean, diocesan, monsignor, pope, prelate, presbyter; abbé, curate, curé, parson, pastor, rector, shepherd, vicar; chaplain, confessor, sky pilot; evangelist, missionary, missioner, missionizer, revivalist; friar, mendicant, monastic, monk, oblate, religious; high priest, high priestessNear Antonyms lay reader, lectorAntonyms layman, layperson, secular




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