[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
[ih-klee-zee-uh l] /ɪˈkli zi əl/ adjective 1. pertaining to a church or its functions, teachings, or organization.
[ih-klee-zee-ahrk] /ɪˈkli ziˌɑrk/ noun, Eastern Church. 1. a sacristan, especially of a monastery.
[ih-klee-zee-as-teez] /ɪˌkli ziˈæs tiz/ noun 1. a book of the Bible. Abbreviation: Eccl., Eccles. /ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstiːz/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) a book of the Old Testament, probably written about 250 bc n. c.1300, name given to one of the Old Testament books, traditionally ascribed to Solomon, from Greek ekklesiastes (see ecclesiastic), to render Hebrew qoheleth […]
noun 1. a calendar based on the lunisolar cycle, used by many Christian churches in determining the dates for the movable feasts. 2. 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