browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
encyclic

more about encyclic

encyclic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Encyclic  \En*cyc"lic\,  Encyclical  \En*cyc"li*cal\,  n. 
  An  encyclical  letter,  esp.  one  from  a  pope.  --Shipley. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Encyclic  \En*cyc"lic\,  Encyclical  \En*cyc"li*cal\,  a.  [L. 
  encyclios  of  a  circle,  general,  Gr  ?;  ?  in  +  ?  circle:  cf 
  F.  encyclique  See  {Cycle}.] 
  Sent  to  many  persons  or  places;  intended  for  many  or  for  a 
  whole  order  of  men;  general;  circular;  as  an  encyclical 
  letter  of  a  council,  of  a  bishop,  or  the  pope. 




more about encyclic