- 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.
ecclesia definition by Webster's New World
- in ancient Greek states, a political assembly of citizens
- the members of a church
- a church building
Origin: Classical 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-) plush kalein, to call (see clamor)
ecclesia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. ec·cle·si·ae
- The political assembly of citizens of an ancient Greek state.
- A church or congregation.
Origin: Latin ecclēsia, from Greek ekklēsiā, from ekkalein, to summon forth : ek-, out; see ecto- + kalein, klē-, to call; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.