Ecclesiasticus

noun
Ec·​cle·​si·​as·​ti·​cus | \ i-ˌklē-zē-ˈa-sti-kəs How to pronounce Ecclesiasticus (audio) , e-ˌklē- \

Definition of Ecclesiasticus

: a didactic book included in the Protestant Apocrypha and as Sirach in the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament

First Known Use of Ecclesiasticus

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ecclesiasticus

borrowed from Late Latin Ecclēsiasticus, probably short for liber ecclēsiasticus "church book" (from its use in church readings) — more at ecclesiastic entry 1

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“Ecclesiasticus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ecclesiasticus. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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