ecclesiology

[ ih-klee-zee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ɪˌkli ziˈɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the study of ecclesiastical adornments and furnishings.
the study of church doctrine.

Nearby words

  1. ecclesiastical court,
  2. ecclesiastical society,
  3. ecclesiasticism,
  4. ecclesiasticus,
  5. ecclesiolatry,
  6. ecclestone,
  7. ecclus.,
  8. eccremocarpus,
  9. eccrine,
  10. eccrine gland

Origin of ecclesiology

First recorded in 1830–40; ecclesi(a) + -o- + -logy

Related formsec·cle·si·o·log·ic [ih-klee-zee-uh-loj-ik] /ɪˌkli zi əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, ec·cle·si·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveec·cle·si·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for ecclesiology

ecclesiology

/ (ɪˌkliːzɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of the Christian Church
the study of Church architecture and decoration
Derived Formsecclesiological (ɪˌkliːzɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveecclesiologically, adverbecclesiologist, noun

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