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ecclesiasticism

[ih-klee-zee-as-tuh-siz-uh m] /ɪˌkli ziˈæs təˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
ecclesiastical principles, practices, or spirit.
2.
devotion, especially excessive devotion, to the principles or interests of the church.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; ecclesiastic + -ism
Related forms
antiecclesiasticism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ecclesiasticism

ecclesiasticism

/ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
exaggerated attachment to the practices or principles of the Christian Church
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