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ecclesiastical

[ih-klee-zee-as-ti-kuh l] /ɪˌkli ziˈæs tɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the church or the clergy; churchly; clerical; not secular.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see Ecclesiastes, -ical
Related forms
ecclesiastically, adverb
antiecclesiastical, adjective
antiecclesiastically, adverb
interecclesiastical, adjective
interecclesiastically, adverb
nonecclesiastical, adjective
nonecclesiastically, adverb
unecclesiastically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-ecclesiastical

ecclesiastical

/ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Christian Church
Derived Forms
ecclesiastically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anti-ecclesiastical

ecclesiastical

adj.

early 15c., from ecclesiastic + -al (1). Related: Ecclesiastically.

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