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1. Of or relating to a church, especially as an organized institution.
2. Appropriate to a church or to use in a church: ecclesiastical architecture; ecclesiastical robes.

ec·cle′si·as′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.ecclesiastically - in an ecclesiastic manner; "the candidate was ecclesiastically endorsed"
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He did not shrug his shoulders; and for want of that muscular outlet he thought the more irritably of beautiful lips kissing holy skulls and other emptinesses ecclesiastically enshrined.
Likewise, at the door of the church, nobody asks to see the love letter--from someone the church has said you cannot ecclesiastically love--in the same pocket.
In effect this means that what is ecclesiastically acceptable is legally not maintainable.
While Cusanus was never ecclesiastically "charged" with the accusation of pantheism, his philosophy brings into play some elements close to pantheism.
Ecclesiastically, this theme has been important in the pontificates of John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and most notably, Francis.
Following the Second Vatican Council, the predominant trend in Catholic moral theology has been decidedly antagonistic toward the tradition that dominated moral theology before the Council, namely, the use and formulation of ecclesiastically approved "manuals" or "handbooks" of moral theology, the contents of which chiefly involved general precepts of morally good and bad behavior as well as the extension of those precepts to particular cases.
The instances of the "Western Parson," George Bishop's trouble with Newfoundland summer fishers, Botwood's drive to ensure a proper Anglican church was built before a Methodist meeting house in Red Bay, Gifford's and Disney's representations of the importance of the sacrament of baptism and ecclesiastically sanctioned marriages, and William Grey's Tractarian neo-Gothic churches show the influence of Feild's Tractarianism and the seeming adherence to Anglo-Catholic principles on the part of the missionaries.
20) Until 1857, only legal separation was available (21) in the ecclesiastically controlled courts.
Miranda's work skillfully corroborates his own analysis of the Bible with those of ecclesiastically sanctioned studies by recognized and prominent Catholic exegetes.
Ecclesiastically the equinox is said to be on March 21 but the date of Easter can vary from March 22 to April 25 inclusive.
After an introduction situating Soderblom's life historically, culturally, and ecclesiastically (pp.
The credibility of that dogma rests, not only upon reasoned argument and empirical evidence, furnished by philosophy and science, but also upon some alleged revelation, conveyed prophetically or ecclesiastically, whose epistemic status, necessarily retaining elements of subjectivity, fails to convince outsiders.