Definition of "ecclesiastical" []

  • Of or relating to a church, especially as an organized institution. (adjective)
  • Appropriate to a church or to use in a church: ecclesiastical architecture; ecclesiastical robes. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the Christian Church (adjective)

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Use "ecclesiastical" in a sentence
  • "It was exclusively a _commercial_ city, there was nothing ecclesiastical (Babylon _ecclesiastical_, the religious system had been destroyed, when all _religious_ head-ship had been summed up in Apleon)."
  • "The very next year the Council formally introduced the evil which they called ecclesiastical reformation."
  • "Brassy is not a polite adjective and in ecclesiastical circles in the twentieth century Brummagem brass came to be seen as the worst expression of commercial bad taste."