Late Latin ecclēsiasticusfrom Greek ekklēsiastikosfromekklēsiastēsa member of the ecclesiaEcclesiastes
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French ecclésiastique, from Late Latin ecclesiasticus (“of the church”)
Ecclesiastic Sentence Examples
As an ecclesiastic Morton followed orthodox Lancastrian lines: in 1489 he obtained a papal bull enabling him to visit and reform the monasteries, and he proceeded with some vigour against the abuses in the abbey of St Albans.