ecclesia

noun
ec·​cle·​sia | \ ə̇ˈklēzēə, eˈ-, -lēzh(ē)ə \
plural ecclesiae\ -​lēz(h)ēˌē , -​lāzēˌī \

Definition of ecclesia

1 : a political assembly of citizens of ancient Greek states especially : the periodic meeting of the Athenian citizens for conducting public business and for considering affairs proposed by the council
3 : one of the local organizations of the Christadelphians

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History and Etymology for ecclesia

in sense 1, from Latin, from Greek ekklēsia; in other senses, from Late Latin, church, from Latin

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“Ecclesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ecclesia. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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