ecclesia

noun

ec·​cle·​sia
ə̇ˈklēzēə,
eˈ-,
-lēzh(ē)ə
plural ecclesiae
-lēz(h)ēˌē,
-lāzēˌī
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
2
3
: one of the local organizations of the Christadelphians

Word History

Etymology

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 24 Apr. 2024.

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