Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  


Pronunciation:  i`kleezee'astik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a clergyman or other person in religious orders
  2. [adj]  of or associated with the Christian Church; "ecclesiastic history"

ECCLESIASTIC is a 12 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: churchman, cleric, divine, ecclesiastical
 See Also: a Kempis, bishop, clergyman, man of the cloth, ordainer, pardoner, reverend, Thomas a Kempis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ec*cle`si*as"tic\ (?; 277), a. [L. ecclesiasticus,
    Gr. ?, fr. ? an assembly of citizens called out by the crier;
    also, the church, fr. ? called out, fr. ? to call out; ? out
    + ? to call. See {Ex-}, and {Hale}, v. t., {Haul}.]
    Of or pertaining to the church. See {Ecclesiastical}.
    ``Ecclesiastic government.'' --Swift.
  2. \Ec*cle`si*as"tic\, n.
    A person in holy orders, or consecrated to the service of the
    church and the ministry of religion; a clergyman; a priest.
          From a humble ecclesiastic, he was subsequently
          preferred to the highest dignities of the church.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abbe, chaplain, churchman, clergyman, cleric, clerical, clerk, curate, cure, DD, divine, Doctor of Divinity, Holy Joe, man of God, military chaplain, minister, padre, parson, pastor, preacher, rector, reverend, servant of God, shepherd, sky pilot, supply clergy, supply minister, the Reverend, the very Reverend, tonsured cleric