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ecclesiastical
used in The Brothers Karamazov

8 uses
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Definition
of or associated with a church — especially a Christian Church
  • The article dealt with a subject which was being debated everywhere at the time—the position of the ecclesiastical courts.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (37% in)
  • I mention this incident particularly because this article penetrated into the famous monastery in our neighborhood, where the inmates, being particularly interested in the question of the ecclesiastical courts, were completely bewildered by it.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (38% in)
  • It is an article written in answer to a book by an ecclesiastical authority on the question of the ecclesiastical court, and the scope of its jurisdiction.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (45% in)
  • It is an article written in answer to a book by an ecclesiastical authority on the question of the ecclesiastical court, and the scope of its jurisdiction.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (45% in)
  • "Oh, well, we have no mountains," cried Father Iosif, and turning to the elder he continued: "Observe the answer he makes to the following 'fundamental and essential' propositions of his opponent, who is, you must note, an ecclesiastic.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (46% in)
  • " "A most unworthy play upon words for an ecclesiastic!"
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (47% in)
  • But if there were none but the ecclesiastical court, the Church would not even now sentence a criminal to prison or to death.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (50% in)
  • In this way, it all takes place without the compassionate intervention of the Church, for in many cases there are no churches there at all, for though ecclesiastics and splendid church buildings remain, the churches themselves have long ago striven to pass from Church into State and to disappear in it completely.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (54% in)

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