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Definitions for ecclesiastic
ɪˌkli ziˈæs tɪkec·cle·si·as·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleric, churchman, divine, ecclesiasticadjective

    a clergyman or other person in religious orders

  2. ecclesiastical, ecclesiasticadjective

    of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)

    "ecclesiastic history"


  1. ecclesiasticnoun

    One who adheres to a church-based philosophy.

  2. ecclesiasticadjective

    Of or pertaining to the church; ecclesiastical.

  3. Etymology: From ecclesia, originally from ἐκκλησία


  1. ecclesiastic

    An ecclesiastic is a person who is a member or clergyman of the church or a religious community, especially in Christian contexts. They may be involved in administering or participating in religious services, rituals, or functions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ecclesiasticverb

    of or pertaining to the church. See Ecclesiastical

  2. Ecclesiasticnoun

    a person in holy orders, or consecrated to the service of the church and the ministry of religion; a clergyman; a priest

  3. Etymology: [L. ecclesiasticus, Gr. , fr. an assembly of citizens called out by the crier; also, the church, fr. called out, fr. to call out; 'ek out + to call. See Ex-, and Hale, v. t., Haul.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ecclesiastic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ecclesiastic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of ecclesiastic in a Sentence

  1. H. L. Mencken:

    Archbishop: a Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.

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