ecclesiastical principles, practices, or spirit.
devotion, especially excessive devotion, to the principles or interests of the church.
Historical Examples

ecclesiasticism and commercialism, antagonism between, 134-136.
A Century of Science and Other Essays John Fiske

Dumas does not enter deeply into the subject of ecclesiasticism in France.
Dumas’ Paris Francis Miltoun

The University became a centre of politics and ecclesiasticism.
Oxford and its Story Cecil Headlam

Society, though small and old-fashioned, unfriendly to new ideas and tinged with ecclesiasticism, is simple mannered and kindly.
South America Observations and Impressions James Bryce

The conventional sobriety and ecclesiasticism of the title-page do not prepare one for the novelty of the contents.
Woman, Church & State Matilda Joslyn Gage

True blue Presbyterianism rose in contrast with milder colours of ecclesiasticism.
Recollections of a Long Life John Stoughton

Philosophy was the “handmaid” of theology and ecclesiasticism.
The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel

It is hardly necessary to say that the religion which Whitman celebrates is not any form of ecclesiasticism.
Whitman John Burroughs

Luther was still a Papist, and thought to grow his plants of evangelic faith under the shadow of the Upas of ecclesiasticism.
Luther and the Reformation: Joseph A. Seiss

No matter what the subject may be, there is usually a smack of ecclesiasticism in the ordinary give-and-take of conversation.
Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland Daniel Turner Holmes

exaggerated attachment to the practices or principles of the Christian Church

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