2. Noun. (plural of ecclesiastic) ¹
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Definition of Ecclesiastics
1. ecclesiastic [n] - See also: ecclesiastic
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Literary usage of Ecclesiastics
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1851)
"1) That it be no prejudice to those ecclesiastics, who in time of ... Indeed it hath been fiercely taught, that ecclesiastics ought never and upon no ..."
2. The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Revolution by David Hume (1858)
"Besides giving presents to the more distinguished ecclesiastics, ... The ecclesiastics, in those days of ignorance, made rapid advances in the acquisition ..."
3. Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from by John Campbell Campbell (1847)
"Considering how ecclesiastics in those ages had entrenched themselves in privileges and immunities, so that no civil penalty could regularly be inflicted ..."
4. Commentaries on the Law in Shakespeare: With Explanations of the Legal Terms by Edward Joseph White (1911)
"Bills against ecclesiastics. 250. Henry the Fifth's favor toward ecclesiastics. 251. Salic Law and Henry the Fifth's Claim to France. 252. ..."
5. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander, Alexander James William Morrison (1851)
"Hence we find many proofs that Origenistic doctrines continued to be propagated in the East, among ecclesiastics and monks, even after this period ; f and ..."
6. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"To a certain extent the ecclesiastics were successful. They established the partial authority of the canon law in their own courts, and they managed to ..."