ec·​cle·​si·​as·​ti·​cism i-ˌklē-zē-ˈa-stə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce ecclesiasticism (audio)
: excessive attachment to ecclesiastical forms and practices

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ecclesiasticism was circa 1859

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“Ecclesiasticism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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