ecclesiastical

[ ih-klee-zee-as-ti-kuh l ]
/ ɪˌkli ziˈæs tɪ kəl /
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adjective

of or relating to the church or the clergy; churchly; clerical; not secular.

Origin of ecclesiastical

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at Ecclesiastes, -ical
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-ecclesiastical

ecclesiastical

/ (ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstɪkəl) /

adjective

of or relating to the Christian Church
Derived Formsecclesiastically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anti-ecclesiastical

ecclesiastical


adj.

early 15c., from ecclesiastic + -al (1). Related: Ecclesiastically.

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