ecclesiastical

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adjective ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal \i-ˌklē-zē-ˈa-sti-kəl, e-ˌklē-\

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

play \i-ˌklē-zē-ˈa-sti-k(ə-)lē, e-ˌklē-\ adverb

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

Other Christian Religious Terms


ECCLESIASTICAL Defined for English Language Learners

ecclesiastical

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adjective ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal \i-ˌklē-zē-ˈa-sti-kəl, e-ˌklē-\

Definition of ecclesiastical for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the Christian church or clergy



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