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


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


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Origin of ecclesiology

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, adjectiveec·cle·si·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for ecclesiology

/ (ɪˌkliːzɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /


the study of the Christian Church
the study of Church architecture and decoration

Derived forms of ecclesiology

ecclesiological (ɪˌkliːzɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveecclesiologically, adverbecclesiologist, noun
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