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Saltos de línea: ec|cle¦si|as¦tic
Pronunciación: /ɪˌkliːzɪˈastɪk

Definición de ecclesiastic en inglés:


A priest or member of the clergy.
Example sentences
  • Frequently visited by princes and high ecclesiastics, the monastery soon became famous.
  • A major problem is the lack of priests and other ecclesiastics, whose numbers declined drastically during the Soviet period.
  • Ranking ecclesiastics took up the time of U.S. decision makers, badgering them about whether they had thought of this possible consequence or that.


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another term for ecclesiastical.
Example sentences
  • The artists here draw on a legacy that includes ecclesiastic art, church murals, icons and silver crosses to create works in a modern vernacular.
  • The city's East Side, where Eastern European immigrants conceived grandiose works of ecclesiastic architecture before moving to neighboring suburbs like West Seneca and Cheektowaga, is inhabited largely by African Americans.
  • But reports such as these were relatively few, and serious ecclesiastic authorities sought to distance themselves from such improbable tales of celestial intervention in the election campaign.


late Middle English: from French ecclésiastique, or via late Latin from Greek ekklēsiastikos, from ekklēsiastēs 'member of an assembly', from ekklēsia 'assembly, church', based on ekkalein 'summon out'.

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