Definitions for ecclesiasticɪˌkli ziˈæs tɪk
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ec•cle•si•as•ticɪˌkli ziˈæs tɪk(n.)
a member of the clergy or other person in religious orders.
Origin of ecclesiastic:
1475–85; < LL ecclēsiasticus < Gk ekklēsiastikós. See Ecclesiastes , -ic
cleric, churchman, divine, ecclesiastic(adj)
a clergyman or other person in religious orders
of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)
One who adheres to a church-based philosophy.
Of or pertaining to the church; ecclesiastical.
Origin: From ecclesia, originally from ἐκκλησία
of or pertaining to the church. See Ecclesiastical
a person in holy orders, or consecrated to the service of the church and the ministry of religion; a clergyman; a priest
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