Meaning of ECCLESIASTICAL in English


of, relating to, or belonging to a church especially as an established institution

ecclesiastical law

Synonyms: church, churchly, churchmanly, spiritual

Related Word: apostolic, canonical, episcopal, episcopalian, evangelistic, theological; clerical, ministerial, papal, pastoral, patriarchal, pontifical, prelatial, priestly, rabbinical, sacerdotal; cathedralesque, churchlike, pantheonic, synagogal, synagogical, tabernacular, templelike

Contrasted words: lay, secular

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