ecclesiology

[ ih-klee-zee-ol-uh-jee ]

noun
  1. the study of ecclesiastical adornments and furnishings.

  2. the study of church doctrine.

Origin of ecclesiology

1
First recorded in 1830–40; ecclesi(a) + -o- + -logy

Other words from ecclesiology

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

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British Dictionary definitions for ecclesiology

ecclesiology

/ (ɪˌkliːzɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /


noun
  1. the study of the Christian Church

  2. the study of Church architecture and decoration

Derived forms of ecclesiology

  • ecclesiological (ɪˌkliːzɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
  • ecclesiologically, adverb
  • ecclesiologist, noun

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