Ecclesiastic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˌkliːziˈæstɪk|  American pronunciation of the word ecclesiastic
Brit.  |ɪˌkliːzɪˈastɪk|  British pronunciation of the word ecclesiastic

noun

- a clergyman or other person in religious orders (syn: churchman, cleric, divine)

adjective

- of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)(syn: ecclesiastical)

Examples

...a council to make final determinations on ecclesiastic matters...

...as the leading ecclesiastic for his church in the state, the bishop must be beyond reproach in everything he does...

Word forms

noun
singular: ecclesiastic
plural: ecclesiastics
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