ecclesia

noun ec·cle·sia \ ə̇ˈklēzēə , eˈ- , -lēzh(ē)ə \

Definition of ecclesia

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 : church 4d
3 : one of the local organizations of the Christadelphians

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Origin and Etymology of ecclesia

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


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