adjective Date: 1641 of or relating to a church

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  • ecclésial — ecclésial, iale, iaux [ eklezjal, jo ] adj. • v. 1175, repris 1838; du lat. médiév. ecclesialis « relatif à une église », du lat. class. ecclesia ♦ Didact. Qui concerne l Église, entendue comme communauté. « ses débats avec sa chair, son respect… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ecclesial — Ec*cle si*al, a. Ecclesiastical. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ecclesial — [e klē′zē əl, iklē′zē əl] adj. of or pertaining to a church …   English World dictionary

  • ecclesial — /i klee zee euhl/, adj. pertaining to a church or its functions, teachings, or organization. [1640 50; < L ecclesi(a) ECCLESIA + AL1; cf. F ecclésial] * * * …   Universalium

  • ecclesial — adjective Of or pertaining to a church or its functions, teachings, or organization …   Wiktionary

  • ecclesial — [ɪ kli:zɪ(ə)l] adjective formal relating to or constituting a Church or denomination. Origin C17: via OFr. from Gk ekklēsia (see ecclesiastical) …   English new terms dictionary

  • ecclesial — ec·cle·si·al …   English syllables

  • ecclesial —  Церковный …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • ecclesial —    This adjective (from the Greek ekklēsia, meaning assembly ) refers to the Church or ecclesia, especially in relation to a theological understanding of the Church …   Glossary of theological terms

  • ecclesial — adj. of or relating to a Church. Etymology: Gk ekklesia assembly, church f. ekkletos summoned out f. ek out + kaleo call …   Useful english dictionary

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