- ecclesiastical principles, practices, or spirit.
- devotion, especially excessive devotion, to the principles or interests of the church.
Origin of ecclesiasticism
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Examples from the Web for ecclesiasticism
Ecclesiasticism and commercialism, antagonism between, 134-136.A Century of Science and Other Essays
Philosophy was the "handmaid" of theology and ecclesiasticism.The Wonders of Life
Yet Christianity too, in spite of ecclesiasticism, teems with ideas.At Large
Arthur Christopher Benson
The University became a centre of politics and ecclesiasticism.Oxford and its Story
In this it offered a counterpart to the prophecies of ecclesiasticism.History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science
John William Draper
- exaggerated attachment to the practices or principles of the Christian Church
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