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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ecclesiastic  \Ec*cle`si*as"tic\  (?;  277),  a.  [L.  ecclesiasticus, 
  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  an  assembly  of  citizens  called  out  by  the  crier; 
  also  the  church,  fr  ?  called  out  fr  ?  to  call  out  ?  out 
  +  ?  to  call  See  {Ex-},  and  {Hale},  v.  t.,  {Haul}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  church.  See  {Ecclesiastical}. 
  ``Ecclesiastic  government.''  --Swift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ecclesiastic  \Ec*cle`si*as"tic\,  n. 
  A  person  in  holy  orders  or  consecrated  to  the  service  of  the 
  church  and  the  ministry  of  religion;  a  clergyman;  a  priest. 
 
  From  a  humble  ecclesiastic,  he  was  subsequently 
  preferred  to  the  highest  dignities  of  the  church. 
  --Prescott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ecclesiastic 
  adj  :  of  or  associated  with  the  Christian  Church;  "ecclesiastic 
  history"  [syn:  {ecclesiastical}] 
  n  :  a  clergyman  or  other  person  in  religious  orders  [syn:  {cleric}, 
  {churchman},  {divine}] 




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