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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ecclesiastical  \Ec*cle`si*as"tic*al\,  a.  [See  {Ecclesiastical}, 
  a.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  church;  relating  to  the  organization 
  or  government  of  the  church;  not  secular;  as  ecclesiastical 
  affairs  or  history;  ecclesiastical  courts. 
 
  Every  circumstance  of  ecclesiastical  order  and 
  discipline  was  an  abomination.  --Cowper. 
 
  {Ecclesiastical  commissioners  for  England},  a  permanent 
  commission  established  by  Parliament  in  1836,  to  consider 
  and  report  upon  the  affairs  of  the  Established  Church. 
 
  {Ecclesiastical  courts},  courts  for  maintaining  the 
  discipline  of  the  Established  Church;  --  called  also 
  {Christian  courts}.  [Eng.] 
 
  {Ecclesiastical  law},  a  combination  of  civil  and  canon  law  as 
  administered  in  ecclesiastical  courts.  [Eng.] 
 
  {Ecclesiastical  modes}  (Mus.),  the  church  modes,  or  the 
  scales  anciently  used 
 
  {Ecclesiastical  States},  the  territory  formerly  subject  to 
  the  Pope  of  Rome  as  its  temporal  ruler;  --  called  also 
  {States  of  the  Church}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ecclesiastical 
  adj  :  of  or  associated  with  the  Christian  Church;  "ecclesiastic 
  history"  [syn:  {ecclesiastic}] 




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