Definition of Ecclesia

1. n. The public legislative assembly of the Athenians.



Definition of Ecclesia

1. Noun. (historiography) The public legislative assembly of the Athenians. ¹

2. Noun. (ecclesiastical) A church, either as a body or as a building. ¹

3. Noun. (Biblical) The congregation, the group of believers, symbolic body or building. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ecclesia

1. an assembly in ancient Greece [n -SIAE]

Medical Definition of Ecclesia

1. Origin: L, fr. Gr. 1. The public legislative assembly of the Athenians. 2. A church, either as a body or as a building. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ecclesia

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eccentropiesis
ecchondroma
ecchondrosis
ecchondrotome
ecchordosis physaliformis
ecchymoma
ecchymose
ecchymosed
ecchymoses
ecchymosis
ecchymotic
ecchymotic mask
eccle
ecclesia (current term)
ecclesiae
ecclesial
ecclesiarch
ecclesiarchs
ecclesiarchy
ecclesiast
ecclesiastic
ecclesiastical
ecclesiastical attire
ecclesiastical benefice
ecclesiastical calendar
ecclesiastical law
ecclesiastical mode
ecclesiastical province

Literary usage of Ecclesia

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1. The Creeds of Christendom: With a History and Critical Notes by Philip Schaff (1919)
"Ex REPUBLICA ET ecclesia ... JOHANNES BOUILLET, Pastor ecclesia ... MF Pastor ecclesia Dei in urbe ..."

2. Greek Imperialism by William Scott Ferguson (1913)
"So, too, of the 50000 citizens who might attend the ecclesia, 6000 were regarded ... Meetings of the ecclesia were held either in the city or at the harbor; ..."

3. Publications by Hampshire Record Society, Winchester, Winchester Hampshire Record Society, American peace society, Algernon Sidney Crapsey, Ernest Howard Crosby, W. Evans Darby, John Hyde De Forest, Charles Edward Jefferson, Augustine Jones, Mrs. L. J. Mead, J. H. Ral (1899)
"\i\)d. pro ecclesia S. Georgii cum pensione : vs. pro ecclesia de ... \\]d. pro pensione in eadem ecclesia : et ..."

4. The Constitutional Antiquities of Sparta and Athens by Gustav Gilbert (1895)
"They bring proposals before the ecclesia : Dem. 18. 170. Cf. the section on the ecclesia. a For the sittings of the Council see the description in Aristoph. ..."

5. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1834)
"Sum- mi Allans in ecclesia ... Cath. Facies australis. p. 32. 16, 17, 18, 19. ecclesia; Cath. ... ecclesia: conv. Facies aquilonaris. p. 50. 21. ..."

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