ecclesiastical definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or associated with a church, specifically as an organized institution.
    • Appropriate to a church or even to use within a church: ecclesiastical structure; ecclesiastical robes.
    • Of or with respect to the chapel
    • Of or related to the chapel; concerning the company or federal government associated with the chapel; perhaps not secular
    • of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)
  • others:
    • Pertaining or regarding the church; churchly; perhaps not municipal or secular: because, ecclesiastical control or federal government; ecclesiastical matters, history, or polity; ecclesiastical courts. Sometimes abbreviated eccl., eccles.
    • A standing commission in The united kingdomt, produced by Parliament in the early part of the nineteenth century, invested with important powers the reform associated with the established chapel. Its programs have to be posted, after due notice to persons interested, into the sovereign in council, and get ratified by sales in council; but after ratification and due publication they have exactly the same effect as functions of Parliament.
    • a fictitious thirty days used in deciding the date of Easter. It is made intentionally to depart from normal thirty days, in order to prevent the alternative of a coincidence of Easter aided by the Jewish Passover.

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