- an assembly, especially the popular assembly of ancient Athens.
- a congregation; church.
Origin of ecclesia
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Examples from the Web for ecclesiae
He wrote the De jure Meneviensis ecclesiae in support of the claims of his diocese.
Quod ut gratum nobis erit, sic eidem Ecclesiae utile futurum non dubitamus.
Fundamentum cui ipsa innititur huiusmodi est quod divinam Ecclesiae constitutionem susque deque vertit.
- (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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