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ecclesiastic

adjective ec·cle·si·as·tic \ i-ˌklē-zē-ˈa-stik , e-ˌklē- \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of ecclesiastic

Examples of ecclesiastic in a Sentence

  1. a council to make final determinations on ecclesiastic matters

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First Known Use of ecclesiastic

15th century

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Examples of ecclesiastic in a Sentence

  1. as the leading ecclesiastic for his church in the state, the bishop must be beyond reproach in everything he does

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First Known Use of ecclesiastic

1651

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ECCLESIASTIC Defined for English Language Learners

ecclesiastic

Definition of ecclesiastic for English Language Learners

  • : a Christian priest or minister



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