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non-ecclesiastical

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Definition of non-ecclesiastical in English:

adjective

Not relating to the Christian Church or its clergy: non-ecclesiastical activities in the parish the oldest non-ecclesiastical building in Cornwall
More example sentences
  • In the 6th century tithes were imposed by ecclesiastical law, and by the 8th century they would be enforced by non-ecclesiastical law.
  • It applies in all nonecclesiastical universities, whereas the canonical mission applies only in ecclesiastical faculties.
  • Teenagers loved his youthful sincerity and adults his non-ecclesiastical demeanor.

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