n pl , -siae
1 (in formal Church usage) a congregation
2 the assembly of citizens of an ancient Greek state
(C16: from Medieval Latin, from Late Greek ekklesia assembly, from ekkletos called, from ekkalein to call out, from kalein to call)
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n churchman, clergyman, cleric, divine, holy man, man of the cloth, minister, parson, pastor, priest
adj ecclesiastical church, churchly, clerical, divine, holy, pastoral, priestly, religious, spiritual
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