Definition of Ecclesiastic

1. Noun. A clergyman or other person in religious orders.

Exact synonyms: Churchman, Cleric, Divine
Generic synonyms: Clergyman, Man Of The Cloth, Reverend
Specialized synonyms: Ordainer, Pardoner, Pluralist
Specialized synonyms: A Kempis, Thomas A Kempis, Bruno, Saint Bruno, St. Bruno



2. Adjective. Of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church). "Ecclesiastic history"
Exact synonyms: Ecclesiastical
Partainyms: Church, Church

Definition of Ecclesiastic

1. a. Of or pertaining to the church. See Ecclesiastical.

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

Definition of Ecclesiastic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the church; ecclesiastical. ¹

2. Noun. One who adheres to a church-based philosophy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ecclesiastic

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ecclesiastic

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

Literary usage of Ecclesiastic

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1. The Dictionary of Biographical Reference: Containing Over One Hundred by Lawrence Barnett Phillips (1889)
"1800 " B. Begh, or Le B├Ęgue, Lambert, Flemish ecclesiastic, Begin, Auguste Emile, French surgeon and litterateur ; b. 1803 F. Begin, Jacques, ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"Some ecclesiastic, of real or sanctity, was chosen to direct their timorous conscience, ... If the ecclesiastic? were checked in the pursuit of ..."

3. Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest: With Anecdotes of by Agnes Strickland, Elizabeth Strickland (1843)
"The ecclesiastic who preached the sermon on that occasion, discoursed much of death, the vanity of human greatness, and the calamities of princes, ..."

4. A Universal Biographical Dictionary Containing the Lives of the Most by Charles N Baldwin (1826)
"... do7 a French ecclesiastic, distinguished as a politician, and asa man of letters, ... a French ecclesiastic, and professor of divinity at the Sorbonne, ..."

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