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ecclesiastic

adjective

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of or relating to a church
  • a council to make final determinations on ecclesiastic matters

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ecclesiastic

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Synonyms & Antonyms of ecclesiastic (Entry 2 of 2)

a person specially trained and authorized to conduct religious services in a Christian church
  • as the leading ecclesiastic for his church in the state, the bishop must be beyond reproach in everything he does

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The first known use of ecclesiastic was in the 15th century

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“Ecclesiastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ecclesiastic. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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