What is another word for ecclesiastic?

Pronunciation: [ɪklˌiːzɪˈastɪk] (IPA)

Ecclesiastic is a word that describes something related to the Christian church. When we think of synonyms for the word, one of the first that comes to mind might be "clergyman". This word is often used as a general term to describe those who have taken religious vows and work within the church, such as priests, ministers, and pastors. Other synonyms for ecclesiastic might include "churchman", "divine", "pastor", or "prelate". These words all suggest someone who is involved in the workings of the church, either as a leader or as a representative of the faith. They conjure up images of individuals who are in tune with their spiritual beliefs and committed to serving their congregations in various ways, such as through sermons, counseling, and community service.

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What are the hypernyms for Ecclesiastic?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for ecclesiastic?

Ecclesiastic is a term used to refer to a person who is affiliated with the Christian church or clergy. The antonyms of this word can be secular, nonreligious, or layperson. Secular means relating to worldly or non-religious matters. Nonreligious is an adjective that describes someone who does not believe in or follow any religion. Layperson is a term used to indicate a person who is not a member of the clergy or not professionally associated with any religious organization. While ecclesiastical is often used to describe positions and roles within the Church, its antonyms illustrate the opposite end of the spectrum for those who do not actively practice any faith.

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Usage examples for Ecclesiastic

At first he had determined that all the French, whether lay or ecclesiastic, should go.
"Henrietta Maria"
Henrietta Haynes
It fell to the lot of this courtly ecclesiastic to officiate at one of the most picturesque ceremonies of Henrietta's London life.
"Henrietta Maria"
Henrietta Haynes
Here, in the day of Spanish glory, royal pageants alternated with ecclesiastic parades, and grand military displays often varied the scene.
"The Story of Malta"
Maturin M. Ballou

Famous quotes with Ecclesiastic

  • Archbishop - A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.
    H. L. Mencken
  • Archbishop: a Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.
    H. L. Mencken
  • How can there be a religion which has no rigid dogmas demanding belief on pain of eternal damnation, no theological postulates, even no fixed theology, no credo distinguishing it from antagonistic or rival religions? How can there be a religion which has no papal head, no governing ecclesiastic body, no church, chapel or congregational system, no binding religious form of any kind obligatory on all its adherents, no one administration and discipline? For the Hindu priests are mere ceremonial officiants without any ecclesiastical authority or disciplinary powers and the Pundits are mere interpreters of the Shastra, not the lawgivers of the religion or its rulers. How again can Hinduism be called a religion when it admits all beliefs, allowing even a kind of high-reaching atheism and agnosticism and permits all possible spiritual experiences, all kinds of religious adventures? The only thing fixed, rigid, positive, clear is the social law, and even that varies in different castes, regions, communities. The caste rules and not the Church; but even the caste cannot punish a man for his beliefs, ban heterodoxy or prevent his following a new revolutionary doctrine or a new spiritual leader.
    Sri Aurobindo
  • Medicine, guarded too by preliminary impediments, and frightful medusa-heads of quackery, which deter many generous souls from entering, is of the half-articulate professions, and does not much invite the ardent kinds of ambition. The intellect required for medicine might be wholly human, and indeed should by all rules be,—the profession of the Human Healer being radically a sacred one and connected with the highest priesthoods, or rather being itself the outcome and acme of all priesthoods, and divinest conquests of intellect here below. As will appear one day, when men take off their old monastic and ecclesiastic spectacles, and look with eyes again! In essence the Physician's task is always heroic, eminently human: but in practice most unluckily at present we find it too become in good part beaverish,—yielding a money-result alone. And what of it is not beaverish,—does not that too go mainly to ingenious talking, publishing of yourself, ingratiating of yourself; a partly human exercise or waste of intellect, and, alas, a partly vulpine ditto;—making the once sacred... Human Healer, more impossible for us than ever!
    Thomas Carlyle

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