ecclesiology

noun
ec·​cle·​si·​ol·​o·​gy | \ i-ˌklē-zē-ˈä-lə-jē, e-ˌklē-\
plural ecclesiologies

Definition of ecclesiology

1 : the study of church architecture and adornment
2 : theological doctrine relating to the church

Other Words from ecclesiology

ecclesiological \ i-​ˌklē-​zē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl , e-​ˌklē-​ \ adjective
ecclesiologist \ i-​ˌklē-​zē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist , e-​ˌklē-​ \ noun

First Known Use of ecclesiology

circa 1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ecclesiology

Late Latin ecclēsia "assembly of Christian believers, Christian Church" + -o- + -logy — more at ecclesial

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