noun ec·cle·si·ast \-zēˌast, -ēə̇st, -ēˌaa(ə)st\

Definition of ecclesiast



  1. 1 :  ecclesiastic

  2. 2 :  a member of the Athenian ecclesia

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Origin and Etymology of ecclesiast

Middle English ecclesiaste, from Late Latin ecclesiastes, from Greek ekklēsiastēs, literally, member of a Greek ecclesia, from ekklēsia church, ecclesia + -astēs -ast

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a trip made at another's expense

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