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ecclesiastic

adjective

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  1. of or relating to a church a council to make final determinations on ecclesiastic matters Synonyms churchly, ecclesial, ecclesiasticalRelated Words blessed (also blest), consecrated, divine, hallowed, holy, religious, sacramental, sacred, sacrosanct, sanctified; apostolic, canonical, clerical, episcopal, evangelical (also evangelic), ministerial, papal, pastoral, patriarchal, pontifical, priestly, rabbinic (or rabbinical), sacerdotalNear Antonyms lay, profane, secular, temporal; nonclerical; nondenominational, nonsectarianAntonyms nonchurch, nonecclesiastical


ecclesiastic

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ecclesiastic

  1. 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 Synonyms cleric, clerical, clerk, deacon, divine, dominie, clergyperson, minister, preacher, priest, reverendRelated Words churchman, clergyman, father, Holy Joe [slang], padre; clergywoman, deaconess, priestess; abbot, archbishop, archpriest, bishop, dean, diocesan, monsignor, pope, prelate, presbyter; abbé, curate, curé, parson, pastor, rector, shepherd, vicar; chaplain, confessor, sky pilot; evangelist, missionary, missioner, missionizer, revivalist; friar, mendicant, monastic, monk, oblate, religious; high priest, high priestessNear Antonyms lay reader, lectorAntonyms layman, layperson, secular


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