ecclesiasticism

noun
ec·​cle·​si·​as·​ti·​cism | \ i-ˌklē-zē-ˈa-stə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce ecclesiasticism (audio) , e-ˌklē- \

Definition of ecclesiasticism

: excessive attachment to ecclesiastical forms and practices

First Known Use of ecclesiasticism

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ecclesiasticism

ecclesiastic entry 1 or ecclesiastic(al) + -ism

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“Ecclesiasticism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ecclesiasticism. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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