Ecclesiastic meaning

ĭ-klēzē-ăstĭk
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A minister or priest; a cleric.
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A member of the clergy.
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Of or pertaining to the church; ecclesiastical.
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One who adheres to a church-based philosophy.
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Ecclesiastical.
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Origin of ecclesiastic

  • Late Latin ecclēsiasticus from Greek ekklēsiastikos from ekklēsiastēs a member of the ecclesia Ecclesiastes

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French ecclésiastique, from Late Latin ecclesiasticus (“of the church”)

    From Wiktionary