ecclesiastical ecclesiastical  /ɪ ˌkli zi ˈæ stɪ kəl/


  • (adj) of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)


  1. The Dutch Council's decision presented a new ecclesiastical dilemma for Pope Paul.
  2. Black caucuses have been formed within most of the major denominations to lobby for greater Negro participation in ecclesiastical decision making.
  3. For years, Suenens has been known as an ecclesiastical progressive, but he argued his case for church renewal quietly in books and behind the scenes at the Second Vatican Council.



  1. The conservative Roman Catholic Saint Pius X Society for Latin America said Williamson's comments "in no way reflect the position of our congregation," and said the bishop "cannot speak with ecclesiastical authority except on matters...
    on Feb 19, 2009 By: St Pius X Source: AFP

  2. Justice Story explained that the First Amendment's object was "to exclude all rivalry among Christian sects, and to prevent any national ecclesiastical establishment:."
    on Jul 19, 2005 By: Joseph Story Source: The Conservative Voice

  3. For example, Thomas Jefferson said "Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear." "Experience witnesseth that ecclesiastical...
    on Oct 7, 2004 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Nashua Telegraph

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