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Meaning of ECCLESIASTICAL

Pronunciation:  i`kleezee'astikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of or associated with the Christian Church; "ecclesiastic history"
 

ECCLESIASTICAL is a 14 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: ecclesiastic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ec*cle`si*as"tic*al\, a. [See {Ecclesiastical},
a.]
Of or pertaining to the church; relating to the organization
or government of the church; not secular; as, ecclesiastical
affairs or history; ecclesiastical courts.

      Every circumstance of ecclesiastical order and
      discipline was an abomination.           --Cowper.

{Ecclesiastical commissioners for England}, a permanent
   commission established by Parliament in 1836, to consider
   and report upon the affairs of the Established Church.

{Ecclesiastical courts}, courts for maintaining the
   discipline of the Established Church; -- called also
   {Christian courts}. [Eng.]

{Ecclesiastical law}, a combination of civil and canon law as
   administered in ecclesiastical courts. [Eng.]

{Ecclesiastical modes} (Mus.), the church modes, or the
   scales anciently used.

{Ecclesiastical States}, the territory formerly subject to
   the Pope of Rome as its temporal ruler; -- called also
   {States of the Church}.



 
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