a calendar based on the lunisolar cycle, used by many Christian churches in determining the dates for the movable feasts.
Also called church calendar. a calendar of the Christian year, indicating the days and seasons for fasts and festivals.
- Ecclesiastical commissioners
plural noun 1. the administrators of the properties of the Church of England from 1836 to 1948, when they were combined with Queen Anne’s Bounty to form the Church Commissioners
noun 1. a church court in ecclesiastical matters, presided over by members of the clergy and usually having no compulsory jurisdiction.
[ih-klee-zee-as-ti-kuh l] /ɪˌkli ziˈæs tɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the church or the clergy; churchly; clerical; not secular. /ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstɪkəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the Christian Church adj. early 15c., from ecclesiastic + -al (1). Related: Ecclesiastically.
noun 1. (in Congregational churches) a legal corporation with power to sue and be sued and to administer all of the temporalities of the church.