[ ih-klee-zee-as-ti-kuh l ]
/ ɪˌkli ziˈæs tɪ kəl /
of or relating to the church or the clergy; churchly; clerical; not secular.
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- ecclesiastical calendar,
- ecclesiastical commissioners,
- ecclesiastical court,
- ecclesiastical society,
Origin of ecclesiastical
ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal·ly, adverban·ti·ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal, adjectivean·ti·ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal·ly, adverbin·ter·ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal, adjective
in·ter·ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal, adjectivenon·ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for non-ecclesiastical
Its exterior is non-ecclesiastical in appearance, with rounded stone balustrade ornamentation.Nooks and Corners of Old England|Allan Fea
/ (ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstɪkəl) /
of or relating to the Christian Church
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