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Ecclesiastical

Ec-cleˊsi-as′tic-al

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

Definition 2022


ecclesiastical

ecclesiastical

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ecclesiastical (comparative more ecclesiastical, superlative most ecclesiastical)

  1. Of or pertaining to the church
    ecclesiastical architecture

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  • Appendix:Ecclesiastical terms