Definition of Ecclesiastical

1. Adjective. Of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church). "Ecclesiastic history"

Exact synonyms: Ecclesiastic
Partainyms: Church, Church



Definition of Ecclesiastical

1. 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.

Definition of Ecclesiastical

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the church ¹

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Definition of Ecclesiastical

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ecclesiastical

ecchymose
ecchymosed
ecchymoses
ecchymosis
ecchymotic
ecchymotic mask
eccle
ecclesia
ecclesiae
ecclesial
ecclesiarch
ecclesiarchs
ecclesiarchy
ecclesiast
ecclesiastic
ecclesiastical (current term)
ecclesiastical attire
ecclesiastical benefice
ecclesiastical calendar
ecclesiastical law
ecclesiastical mode
ecclesiastical province
ecclesiastical robe
ecclesiasticall
ecclesiastically
ecclesiasticism
ecclesiastick
ecclesiastics
ecclesiocracy
ecclesiological

Literary usage of Ecclesiastical

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Meanwhile the ecclesiastical hierarchy and administration are developed more ... It was then that the ecclesiastical hierarchy, worship, the religious life ..."

2. Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1892)
"to fetch the pall for the new archbishop and to consult the pope on ecclesiastical matters, acting, of coarse, as the Conqueror's representative. ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"In her ecclesiastical policy she was entirely guided by reasons of State; ... In carrying out the secularisation of ecclesiastical property up to 1768, ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"The ecclesiastical revenues of each diocese were divided into four parts, ... The legal division of the ecclesiastical revenue does not appear to have been ..."

5. The Christian Examiner (1843)
"By ALVAN LIMSON, DD] THE topic on which I am to address you, at this time, — " The Value of ecclesiastical History to the Minister," — is not one of my own ..."

6. Report by Public Archives of Canada (1893)
"MY LORD,—I have the honour lo transmit Your Lordship a copy of a let; the Lord Bishop of Quebec, respecting the situation of ecclesiastical affair- Province ..."

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