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  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  encyclical 
  adj  :  intended  for  wide  distribution;  "an  encyclical  letter" 
  n  :  a  letter  from  the  pope  sent  to  all  Roman  Catholic  bishops 
  throughout  the  world  [syn:  {encyclical  letter}] 




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