ecclesiasticaladjectiveuk /ɪˌkliː.ziˈæs.tɪk.əl/ us /ɪˌkliː.ziˈæs.tɪk.əl/ also ecclesiastic formal
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- Although this is not an ecclesiastical history, some brief account of the monks, and of the monasteries founded in Ireland about this period, will be necessary.
- At an early age I studied theology and ecclesiastical law.
- In a state which separates the ecclesiastical and the civil functions, where freedom of conscience is fully maintained, these two are the only religious agencies engaged in education.
- In his work on the Primitive Church he endeavors to explain the philosophy of the whole ecclesiastical system.
- The papacy, then, was a church clothed with civil power, an ecclesiastical body, having authority to punish all dissenters with confiscation, imprisonment, torture, and death.