[ih-klee-zee-as-tik] /ɪˌkli ziˈæs tɪk/
a member of the clergy or other person in religious orders.
a member of the ecclesia in ancient Athens.
a clergyman or other person in holy orders
of or associated with the Christian Church or clergy
late 15c., from Middle French ecclésiastique and directly from Late Latin ecclesiasticus, from Greek ekklesiastikos “of the (ancient Athenian) assembly,” later, “of the church,” from ekklesiastes “speaker in an assembly or church, preacher,” from ekkalein “to call out,” from ek “out” (see ex-) + kalein “to call” (see claim (v.)).
[ih-klee-zee-as-ti-kuh s] /ɪˌkli ziˈæs tɪ kəs/ noun 1. a book of the Apocrypha. Abbreviation: Ecclus. /ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstɪkəs/ noun 1. one of the books of the Apocrypha, written around 180 bc and also called the Wisdom of Jesus, the son of Sirach
[ih-klee-zee-ol-uh-tree] /ɪˌkli ziˈɒl ə tri/ noun 1. excessive reverence for churchly forms and traditions. /ɪˌkliːzɪˈɒlətrɪ/ noun 1. obsessional devotion to ecclesiastical traditions
[ih-klee-zee-ol-uh-jee] /ɪˌkli ziˈɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the study of ecclesiastical adornments and furnishings. 2. the study of church doctrine. /ɪˌkliːzɪˈɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the study of the Christian Church 2. the study of Church architecture and decoration
- Eccles-jordan circuit