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1. Ecclesiastical principles, practices, and activities.
2. Excessive adherence to ecclesiastical principles and forms.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) exaggerated attachment to the practices or principles of the Christian Church
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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.
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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|
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