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View synonyms for ecclesiastical

ecclesiastical

[ ih-klee-zee-as-ti-kuhl ]

adjective

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


ecclesiastical

/ ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstɪkəl /

adjective

  1. of or relating to the Christian Church


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Derived Forms

  • ecˌclesiˈastically, adverb

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Other Words From

  • ec·clesi·asti·cal·ly adverb
  • anti·ec·clesi·asti·cal adjective
  • anti·ec·clesi·asti·cal·ly adverb
  • inter·ec·clesi·asti·cal adjective
  • inter·ec·clesi·asti·cal·ly adverb
  • nonec·clesi·asti·cal adjective
  • nonec·clesi·asti·cal·ly adverb
  • unec·clesi·asti·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ecclesiastical1

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; Ecclesiastes, -ical

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Example Sentences

So here, for your Christmas Eve pleasure, are 20 of my favorites, 10 from the ecclesiastical division and 10 secular.

Rev. Schaefer stands in a long tradition of civil disobedience, or in this case, ecclesiastical disobedience.

Literary history aside (or be damned), these anti-establishment, anti-ecclesiastical fabliaux are pure, unadulterated fun.

It seems that Bush is simply taking a stab at landscapes and ecclesiastical architecture.

He told reporters last weekend that this pope would “confront, judge and punish these crimes under ecclesiastical rules.”

The archbishop of Manila sends to the king (July 30, 1621) an account of ecclesiastical and some other affairs in his diocese.

John Alphonsus Turretini died; professor of ecclesiastical history at Geneva, distinguished for his learning.

Condition of the archbishopric of Manila in regard to the affairs of ecclesiastical and secular government.

Though by birth duke of St. Cloud, he preferred the ecclesiastical state to political distinction.

Visitation of the ecclesiastical cabildo, clergy of Manila, and province of Pampanga.

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