[ih-klee-zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ɪˈkli ʒi ə, -zi ə/

noun, plural ecclesiae
[ih-klee-zhee-ee, -zee-ee] /ɪˈkli ʒiˌi, -ziˌi/ (Show IPA)
an assembly, especially the popular assembly of ancient Athens.
a congregation; church.
noun (pl) -siae (-zɪˌiː)
(in formal Church usage) a congregation
the assembly of citizens of an ancient Greek state


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