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[ UK /ɪklˌiːzɪˈæstɪkə‍l/ ]
[ US /ɪˌkɫiziˈæstɪkəɫ/ ]
  1. of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)
    ecclesiastic history
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How To Use ecclesiastical In A Sentence

  • CANON LXXXI: We have said that a Bishop, or a Presbyter must not descend himself into public offices, but must attend to ecclesiastical needs.
  • [116] A chaplaincy is a pious foundation made by any religious person, and elected into a benefice by the ecclesiastical ordinary, with the annexed obligation of saying a certain number of masses, or with the obligation of other analogous spiritual duties. The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 28 of 55 1637-38 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing t
  • The coffin was palled with a square of rusty black velvet, whence all the pile had long been worn, and which the soaking rain now helped age to embrown and make flabby; a standard cross was borne by an ecclesiastical official, who had on a quadrangular cap surmounted by a centre tuft; two priests followed, sheltered by umbrellas, their sacerdotal garments dabbled and draggled with mud, and showing thick-shod feet beneath the dingy serge and lawn that flapped above them, as they came along at a smart pace, suggestive of anything but solemnity. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866
  • The silver made in Mexico during the viceregal period is legendary, yet most of the surviving examples are ecclesiastical rather than domestic.
  • But ascetics, nuns, and unordained members of religious associations of men were not originally in the ranks of the clergy, and, strictly speaking, are not so even to-day, though, on account of their closer and more special dependence on ecclesiastical authority, they have long been included under the title clergy in its wider sense (see RELIGIOUS). The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent
  • With great joy I received the announcement of Your Beatitude's election to the Patriarchal See of Alexandria for Copts and your request for Ecclesiastical Communion.
  • Property was often declared to be "corban" for other purposes than dedication to ecclesiastical use. Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern
  • They differ in their formal cause, as doth clearly appear by their way or manner of acting: magistratical power takes cognizance of crimes, and passes sentence thereupon according to statutes and laws made by man: ecclesiastical power takes cognizance of, and passes judgment upon crimes according to the word of God, the Holy Scriptures. The Divine Right of Church Government by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London
  • On the afternoon of the Saturday in Easter week, say these writers, the priests of the eighteen principal 'deaconries' -- an ecclesiastical division of the city long ago abolished and now somewhat obscure -- caused the bells to be rung, and the people assembled at their parish churches, where they were received by a 'mansionarius,' -- probably meaning here 'a visitor of houses, '-- and a layman, who was arrayed in a tunic, and crowned with the flowers of the cornel cherry. Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome
  • Ecclesiastical discipline, penes Episcopos, subordinate as the other. Anatomy of Melancholy
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