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Definition of or associated with a church — especially a Christian Church
  • Many consider The Bishop of Rome to be a first among equals in this ecclesiastical fraternity.
ecclesiastical = associated with a church
  • Uganda had become a haven for ecclesiastical refugees.
  • ecclesiastical = associated with a church
  • In 1875 the jurisdiction of the Ecclesiastical Court was transferred to the High Court.
  • Helene understood that the question was very simple and easy from the ecclesiastical point of view, and that her directors were making difficulties only because they were apprehensive as to how the matter would be regarded by the secular authorities.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • There was no sign of piano, organ, hymn-books, church programs— the familiar ecclesiastical impedimenta we saw every Sunday.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • ecclesiastical = associated with a church
  • Its fantasy was heightened by its red brick facade and the thick steel bars at its ecclesiastical windows.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • ecclesiastical = associated with a church
  • With that small amendment your wonderful pun will be an absolute hoot in ecclesiastical circles.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • He was a silk-haired senior, with his cope and crosier, alb and ring —urbane, ecclesiastical, knowing the spiritual power.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The guide told us that the ecclesiastical authorities had in fact tried to rebuild on the site.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • ] [Footnote 141: St. Bernard de Clairvaux (1091-1153), French ecclesiastic.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • It was regarded as a model of ecclesiastical, patriotic eloquence.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The ecclesiastic took his seat opposite to him, and the duke and duchess those at the sides.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • You're over the ecclesiastical department.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • "Sir!" replied the ecclesiastic, with such angry eyes that the druggist was intimidated by them.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • He had a special passion, also, for ecclesiastical vestments, as indeed he had for everything connected with the service of the Church.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • You wouldn't cut the Archbishop of Canterbury, I suppose, because the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have a few publicans and sinners among their tenants.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren's Profession
  • ... 'Beware the pitfalls of ecclesiastical presumption and self-absorbed thought.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • "And what have you done with your ecclesiastics?" asked d'Artagnan.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Ossuary annexes were a cheap ecclesiastic fix to an awkward dilemma.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • There were also ecclesiastical reformers who chose to remain within the Roman Catholic church.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World

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