- an assembly, especially the popular assembly of ancient Athens.
- a congregation; church.
Origin of ecclesia
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- (in formal Church usage) a congregation
- the assembly of citizens of an ancient Greek state
C16: from Medieval Latin, from Late Greek ekklēsia assembly, from ekklētos called, from ekkalein to call out, from kalein to call
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