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[ih-klee-zee-as-ti-kuh s] /ɪˌkli ziˈæs tɪ kəs/
a book of the Apocrypha.
Abbreviation: Ecclus.
Also called Wisdom of Jesus. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And in Ecclesiasticus, "Who will pity the enchanter that has been bitten by the serpent?"

    The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
  • The words of Ecclesiasticus ought to be often read by young people.

    The Young Man's Guide

    William A. Alcott
  • "Pour not out words where there is a musician," says the writer in Ecclesiasticus.

    Spirit and Music H. Ernest Hunt
  • And, as the book of Ecclesiasticus saith, the taverner shall not be freed from sin.

    No Cross, No Crown William Penn
  • Hence in Ecclesiasticus, He who dwells in eternity created all things at once.

    The Oxford Reformers Frederic Seebohm
  • The apocryphal book “Ecclesiasticus” is the antidote to Ecclesiastes.

    Solomon and Solomonic Literature Moncure Daniel Conway
  • The book of Ecclesiasticus is an overflowing treasury of wisdom.

    Proverb Lore F. Edward Hulme
  • The twenty-fourth chapter of Ecclesiasticus is devoted to the same theme.

    The Cradle of the Christ Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  • Johnson quotes from Ecclesiasticus, "I have no thank for all my good deed."

  • “Wisdom and Ecclesiasticus are what I like best,” said Eleanor.

    Six to Sixteen Juliana Horatia Ewing
British Dictionary definitions for Ecclesiasticus


one of the books of the Apocrypha, written around 180 bc and also called the Wisdom of Jesus, the son of Sirach
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
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