ecclesia[e klē′zē ə, -klā′-; i-]
- Ecclesia is defined as a political assembly of citizens in The definition of ancient Greece, or the church members.
- A group of ancient Greek politicians who came to Athens to debate is an example of an ecclesia.
- The collective congregation of a church is an example of an ecclesia.
- in ancient Greek states, a political assembly of citizens
- the members of a church
- a church building
Origin of ecclesiaClassical Latin assembly, in Ecclesiastical Late Latin assembly of Christians ; from Classical Greek ekklēsia, assembly (in New Testament , the church as a body of Christians) ; from ekklētos, summoned ; from ekkalein, to summon ; from ek-, out (see ex-) + kalein, to call (see clamor)
- The political assembly of citizens of an ancient Greek state.
- a. A church or congregation.b. The collective body of Christian believers regarded as constituting a universal church.
Origin of ecclesiaLatin ecclēsia, from Greek ekklēsiā, from ekkalein, to summon forth : ek-, out; see ecto– + kalein, klē-, to call; see kel&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots.
From Latin ecclesia