of or relating to the church or the clergy; churchly; clerical; not secular.
Literary history aside (or be damned), these anti-establishment, anti-ecclesiastical fabliaux are pure, unadulterated fun.
Read This and Blush: Naughty Medieval French Tales Yunte Huang June 12, 2013
Wolsey fell when Campeggio was recalled, and his fall involved the triumph of the anti-ecclesiastical party in England.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3 Various
This, like the rest of Henry’s anti-ecclesiastical legislation, was based on popular clamour.
Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
The church was training the nations by means of the Bible, and now it is the Bible which stirs the anti-ecclesiastical movements.
The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation Ernst Von Dobschutz
of or relating to the Christian Church
early 15c., from ecclesiastic + -al (1). Related: Ecclesiastically.
pertaining to the production, distribution, and use of income, wealth, and commodities. of or relating to the science of . pertaining to an , or system of organization or operation, especially of the process of production. involving or pertaining to one’s personal resources of money: to give up a large house for economic reasons. pertaining […]
the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, as for a profession. a degree, level, or kind of schooling: a university education. the […]
asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, economic, or social life. a person who adheres to egalitarian beliefs. adjective of, relating to, or upholding the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political, social, and economic equality noun an adherent of egalitarian principles […]
(of a person or class of persons) considered superior by others or by themselves, as in intellect, talent, power, wealth, or position in society: elitist country clubbers who have theirs and don’t care about anybody else. catering to or associated with an elitist class, its ideologies, or its institutions: Even at such a small, private […]