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      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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