Variant of ecclesia
- in ancient Greek states, a political assembly of citizens
- the members of a church
- a church building
Origin: Classical Latin assembly, inch(es) 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)
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