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ec·cle·si·as·tic

 (ĭ-klē′zē-ăs′tĭk)
adj.
Ecclesiastical.
n.
A minister or priest; a cleric.

[Late Latin ecclēsiasticus, from Greek ekklēsiastikos, from ekklēsiastēs, a member of the ecclesia; see Ecclesiastes.]
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ecclesiastic

(ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstɪk)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a clergyman or other person in holy orders
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or associated with the Christian Church or clergy
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ec•cle•si•as•tic

(ɪˌkli ziˈæs tɪk)

n.
1. a member of the clergy or other person in religious orders.
adj.
2. ecclesiastical.
[1475–85; < Late Latin ecclēsiasticus < Greek ekklēsiastikós. See Ecclesiastes, -ic]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ecclesiastic - a clergyman or other person in religious ordersecclesiastic - a clergyman or other person in religious orders
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
ordainer - a cleric who ordains; a cleric who admits someone to holy orders
pardoner - a medieval cleric who raised money for the church by selling papal indulgences
pluralist - a cleric who holds more than one benefice at a time
Adj.1.ecclesiastic - of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church); "ecclesiastic history"
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ecclesiastic

noun clergyman, minister, priest, vicar, parson, pastor, cleric, churchman, man of God, divine, man of the cloth, churchwoman, woman of God, clergywoman, woman of the cloth He was sent to a school run by ecclesiastics.
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ecclesiastic

noun
A person ordained for service in a Christian church:
Informal: reverend.
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Translations
إكليروسي، كَنائِسي
egyházi
ecclesiastischkerkelijk

ecclesiastic

[ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstɪk] Neclesiástico m
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ecclesiastic

[ɪˌkliːziˈæstɪk] necclésiastique mf
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ecclesiastic

nKleriker m
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ecclesiastic

[ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstɪk] n & adjecclesiastico/a
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ecˌclesiˈastic(al)

(ikliːziˈӕstik(l)) adjective
of the church or clergy.
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