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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