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Definition of "ecclesiastic" [ec•cle•si•as•tic]

  • Ecclesiastical. (adjective)
  • A minister or priest; a cleric. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ecclesiastic" in a sentence
  • "This talented ecclesiastic is also responsible for restoration of the El Calvario ( "Calvary") Church in Tlalpan, on the outskirts of the Federal District."
  • "The titled ecclesiastic and the ambitious statesman should have their warning on this point."
  • "The abstruse question of the eternity of the Logos was agitated in ecclesiastic conferences and popular sermons; and the heterodox opinions of Arius 43 were soon made public by his own zeal, and by that of his adversaries."