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ecclesiastical

ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal

ecclesiastical

 
pronunciation:
kli zi ae st kl
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or related to the church and clergy.
A cardinal holds a high rank in the ecclesiastical hierarchy.The priest removed his cassock and other ecclesiastical garments.
synonyms:
churchly, cleric, clerical, ecclesiastic, hierarchal, hieratic, spiritual
antonyms:
lay
similar words:
holy, pastoral, priestly, religious