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ecclesiastical

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of ecclesiastical

  1. of or relating to a church <ecclesiastical laws that have been in existence for centuries> Synonyms churchly, ecclesial, ecclesiastic Related 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), sacerdotal Near Antonyms lay, profane, secular, temporal; nonclerical; nondenominational, nonsectarian Antonyms nonchurch, nonecclesiastical





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