Origin of ecclesiastic
Examples from the Web for ecclesiastic
The ecclesiastic, seeing himself supported, no longer kept any bounds.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13|Elbert Hubbard
Does it really follow—as has been taken for granted—that Cesare must have remained an ecclesiastic had Gandia lived?The Life of Cesare Borgia|Raphael Sabatini
"You should have come earlier," said the ecclesiastic, coolly.
Who was the bold man who, being neither courtier nor ecclesiastic, made sport for the world out of the weaknesses of caballeros?
He was the third German to become General of his Order, and was an ecclesiastic of great learning and experience.The Annual Register 1914|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for ecclesiastic
Word Origin and History for ecclesiastic
late 15c., from Middle French ecclésiastique and directly from Late Latin ecclesiasticus, from Greek ekklesiastikos "of the (ancient Athenian) assembly," later, "of the church," from ekklesiastes "speaker in an assembly or church, preacher," from ekkalein "to call out," from ek "out" (see ex-) + kalein "to call" (see claim (v.)).