Definitions for ecclesiaɪˈkli ʒi ə, -zi ə; -ʒiˌi, -ziˌi
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ec•cle•si•aɪˈkli ʒi ə, -zi ə; -ʒiˌi, -ziˌi(n.)(pl.)-si•ae
an assembly, esp. the popular assembly of ancient Athens.
Category: Ancient History
a congregation; church.
Origin of ecclesia:
1570–80; < L < Gk ekklēsía assembly
The public legislative assembly of the Athenians.
A church, either as a body or as a building.
The congregation, the group of believers, symbolic body or building.
Origin: From ecclesia
the public legislative assembly of the Athenians
a church, either as a body or as a building