Is it not because their ecclesiastics have adopted symbolism into their churches and into their ritual?
Printing had been introduced into France in 1469 by the ecclesiastics of the Sorbonne.
These are undoubtedly the most effectual remedies for incontinence in ecclesiastics and servants of God.
On the one hand, all the ecclesiastics who refuse the oath are dismissed.
ecclesiastics were obliged, in the same maimer, to fight by deputy.
Crossan, a stern judge of ecclesiastics, has the highest opinion of him.
It was usually worn at the girdle, except in the case of ecclesiastics.
A sharp blow was dealt also at the recovered privileges of ecclesiastics.
Another letter of the same date is devoted to an account of his difficulties with the ecclesiastics.
Bands are worn by the ecclesiastics in France and Italy, as well as in England.
late 15c., from Middle French ecclésiastique and directly from Late Latin ecclesiasticus, from Greek ekklesiastikos "of the (ancient Athenian) assembly," later, "of the church," from ekklesiastes "speaker in an assembly or church, preacher," from ekkalein "to call out," from ek "out" (see ex-) + kalein "to call" (see claim (v.)).