ecclesiastic ecclesiastic  /ɪ ˌkli zi ˈæ stɪk/


  1. (adj) of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)
  2. (n) a clergyman or other person in religious orders


  1. Only the Orthodox clergy are entitled to give ecclesiastic guidance to the military.
  2. Out of an airplane in Moscow last Sunday stepped a benign ecclesiastic in a purple cassock and cap.
  3. There were 81 men, a sturdy lot, many prematurely old, all wearing flowing beards, shovel hats, ecclesiastic long coats.


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    Men’s Ensemble to perform: The St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble (Russia) will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2807 M. Augusta St. The ensemble will present Russian folk song, secular and ecclesiastic compositions, as well as modern composers and transpositions of popular melodies. Admission is free and a reception will follow.
    on November 14, 2013     Source: The Staunton News Leader


  1. "Once again we would like to reason with the ecclesiastic hierarchy: Rights for unmarried couples do not negate the rights of traditional families," Grillini said in a statement.
    on Dec 9, 2006 By: Franco Grillini Source: Washington Post

  2. "There are many Protestant churches that are members of the WCC and are concerned that they are defined as 'ecclesiastic communities' and not full churches," Kobia said.
    on Jun 16, 2005 By: Samuel Kobia Source: USA Today

  3. "I am taking a leave of absence as a pastor from the JIL Church. I am thanking the council of leaders of the JIL worldwide movement who released me from ecclesiastic duties since Feb. 7, 2009 so that I may concentrate on the transformation of our...
    on Mar 28, 2009 By: Eddie Villanueva Source: Philippine Star

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