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en·cyc·li·cal

 (ĕn-sĭk′lĭ-kəl)
adj.
Intended for general or wide circulation.
n. Roman Catholic Church
A papal letter addressed to the bishops of the Church or to the hierarchy of a particular country.

[From Medieval Lattin encyclicus, circular, from Greek enkuklios : en-, in; see en-2 + kuklos, circle; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

encyclical

(ɛnˈsɪklɪkəl)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) a letter sent by the pope to all Roman Catholic bishops throughout the world
adj
(of letters) intended for general or wide circulation
[C17: from Late Latin encyclicus, from Greek enkuklios general, from kuklos circle]

en•cyc•li•cal

(ɛnˈsɪk lɪ kəl, -ˈsaɪ klɪ-)

also en•cyc′lic,



n.
1. a letter addressed by the pope to all the bishops of the church.
adj.
2. (of a letter) intended for wide or general circulation; general.
[1610–20; < Late Latin encyclicus (< Greek enkýklios)]

encyclical, encyclic

a letter from the Pope to the Roman Catholic clergy on matters of doctrine or other concerns of the Church, of tenmeant to be read from the pulpit.
See also: Pope
a letter from the Pope to the Roman Catholic clergy on matters of doctrine or other concerns of the Church, of ten meant to be read from the pulpit.
See also: Catholicism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.encyclical - a letter from the pope sent to all Roman Catholic bishops throughout the world
letter, missive - a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
Adj.1.encyclical - intended for wide distribution; "an encyclical letter"
distributed - spread out or scattered about or divided up
Translations

encyclical

[enˈsɪklɪkəl] Nencíclica f

encyclical

[ɪnˈsɪklɪkəl] n (RELIGION)encyclique f

encyclical

nEnzyklika f

encyclical

[ɪnˈsɪklɪkl] nenciclica
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