Ecclesiasticism
Ecclesiasticism Ec*cle`si*as"ti*cism, n. Strong attachment to ecclesiastical usages, forms, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • ecclesiasticism — [e klē΄zē as′tə siz΄əm, i klē΄zē as′tə siz΄əm] n. 1. ecclesiastical principles, rituals, customs, etc. 2. strong attachment to these things …   English World dictionary

  • ecclesiasticism — noun 1. excessive adherence to ecclesiastical forms and activities (Freq. 1) their ecclesiasticism overwhelmed their religion • Hypernyms: ↑attachment, ↑adherence, ↑adhesion 2. religion appropriate to a church and to ecclesiastical principles and …   Useful english dictionary

  • ecclesiasticism — noun Date: circa 1859 excessive attachment to ecclesiastical forms and practices …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ecclesiasticism — /i klee zee as teuh siz euhm/, n. 1. ecclesiastical principles, practices, or spirit. 2. devotion, esp. excessive devotion, to the principles or interests of the church. [1860 65; ECCLESIASTIC + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • ecclesiasticism — tɪsɪzÉ™m n. ecclesiastical doctrine, ecclesiastical practices; extreme devotion to the doctrine and activities of the church …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ecclesiasticism — noun adherence or over attention to details of Church practice …   English new terms dictionary

  • ecclesiasticism — ec·cle·si·as·ti·cism …   English syllables

  • ecclesiasticism —  Церковность …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • ecclesiasticism — ec•cle•si•as•ti•cism [[t]ɪˌkli ziˈæs təˌsɪz əm[/t]] n. 1) rel ecclesiastical principles, practices, or spirit 2) rel devotion, esp. excessive devotion, to the principles or interests of the church • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • ecclesiasticism — /əˌkliziˈæstəsɪzəm/ (say uh.kleezee astuhsizuhm) noun 1. ecclesiastical principles, practices, or spirit. 2. devotion to the principles or interests of the Christian church …   Australian English dictionary

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