ecclesiastical

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adjective ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal \-ti-kəl\

Definition of ecclesiastical

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a church especially as an established institution

  2. 2 :  suitable for use in a church

ecclesiastically

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Examples of ecclesiastical in a sentence

  1. <ecclesiastical laws that have been in existence for centuries>

Origin and Etymology of ecclesiastical

Middle English, from Late Latin ecclesiasticus, from Late Greek ekklēsiastikos, from Greek, of an assembly of citizens, from ekklēsiastēs


First Known Use: 15th century

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ECCLESIASTICAL Defined for English Language Learners

ecclesiastical

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adjective ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal \-ti-kəl\

Definition of ecclesiastical for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the Christian church or clergy



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