[ ih-klee-zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ɪˈkli ʒi ə, -zi ə /
noun, plural ec·cle·si·ae [ih-klee-zhee-ee, -zee-ee]. /ɪˈkli ʒiˌi, -ziˌi/.
an assembly, especially the popular assembly of ancient Athens.
a congregation; church.
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British Dictionary definitions for ecclesia
/ (ɪˈkliːzɪə) /
noun plural -siae (-zɪˌiː)
(in formal Church usage) a congregation
the assembly of citizens of an ancient Greek state
Word Origin for ecclesia
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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