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1. Ecclesiastical principles, practices, and activities.
2. Excessive adherence to ecclesiastical principles and forms.
(Ecclesiastical Terms) exaggerated attachment to the practices or principles of the Christian Church
ec•cle•si•as•ti•cism(ɪˌkli ziˈæs təˌsɪz əm)
1. ecclesiastical principles, practices, or spirit.
2. devotion, esp. excessive devotion, to the principles or interests of the church.
an excessive adherence to the doctrines and practices of the church. — ecclesiastic, n., adj. — ecclesiastical, adj.See also: Church
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|Noun||1.||ecclesiasticism - excessive adherence to ecclesiastical forms and activities; "their ecclesiasticism overwhelmed their religion"|
|2.||ecclesiasticism - religion appropriate to a church and to ecclesiastical principles and practices|