ecclesiastic definition

  • adjective:
    • Ecclesiastical.
    • Of or related to the church; ecclesiastical.
    • Of or related to the chapel. See ecclesiastical.
    • of or related to a church (especially a Christian chapel)
  • noun:
    • A minister or priest; a cleric.
    • one that adheres to a church-based viewpoint.
    • A person in holy sales, or consecrated into solution for the church together with ministry of religion; a clergyman; a priest.
    • at the beginning of usage, a part of orthodox church, as distinguished from Jews, pagans, infidels, and heretics.
    • One keeping an office when you look at the Christian ministry, or elsewhere officially consecrated to the solution of chapel: typically restricted to those linked to an episcopate, as well as in the middle many years to subordinate officials.
    • a clergyman or any other person in religious orders
  • others:
    • Ecclesiastical; specifically, related to the ministry or management for the church.

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