Webster 1913 Edition
Of or pertaining to the church; relating to the organization or government of the church; not secular;
ecclesiasticalaffairs or history;
Every circumstance of
ecclesiasticalorder and discipline was an abomination.
Ecclesiastical commissioners for England,
a permanent commission established by Parliament in 1836, to consider and report upon the affairs of the Established Church.–
courts for maintaining the discipline of the Established Church; – called also
a combination of civil and canon law as administered in ecclesiastical courts.
the church modes, or the scales anciently used.–
the territory formerly subject to the Pope of Rome as its temporal ruler; – called also
States of the Church.