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

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