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ECCLESIASTIC. A clergyman; one destined to the divine ministry, as, a bishop, a priest, a deacon. Dom. Lois Civ. liv. prel. t. 2, s. 2, n. 14.

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Military officers destitute of military knowledge; naval officers with no idea of a ship; civil officers without a notion of affairs; brazen ecclesiastics, of the worst world worldly, with sensual eyes, loose tongues, and looser lives; all totally unfit for their several callings, all lying horribly in pretending to belong to them, but all nearly or remotely of the order of Monseigneur, and therefore foisted on all public employments from which anything was to be got; these were to be told off by the score and the score.
She has just concluded that I am the most distinguished of ecclesiastics, and that you are the most superficial of metaphysicians.
Nothing could be more grossly absurd than the reproaches which the Abyssinian ecclesiastics aspersed us and our religion with.
Now, I have confessed to these learned ecclesiastics, and that in all humility, that the duties of mounting guard and the service of the king have caused me to neglect study a little.
A true man who, in any ecclesiastic adversity he was faced with, always knew what he wanted and how to seek it," he said.
Causes of canonization of three famous italian saints (padre pio, Gianna beretta molla, And gerardo maiella), With a focus on the dialectics between the models proposed by laic witnesses and by ecclesiastic inquirers;- narrative texts, I.
The two ecclesiastic leaders cited as factors for humanity's alienation from the original purpose of creation the propensity to interrupt the world's "delicate and balanced" ecosystems and an "insatiable desire" to manipulate and control the planets limited resources, as well as the "greed for limitless profit" in markets.
The ecclesiastic front door feels like a piece of history in your hands but looks like the entrance to a fantasy world worth of J R R Tolkien and hobbits.
This letter, addressed to the ecclesiastic authorities and major superiors of Catholic Church in India, solicits you to take every measure to protect vulnerable individuals from the dehumanizing tendencies of abusive ecclesiastic personnel before the situation gets worsened and out of control.
With closer connections to broader ecclesiastical hierarchies in Norway and elsewhere, she says, the church witnessed major developments in bureaucracy and organization as well as the growth of a powerful and wealthy ecclesiastic elite.
On that occasion and in the presence of the Macedonian Ministers of Defense and Culture as well as other Macedonian officials, representatives of the academic, ecclesiastic, artistic and business worlds, the diplomatic corps in the country, etc.
Find answer far right An original double ecclesiastic style front door leads into the porch with vaulted beamed ceiling and tiled floor, this in turn leads to the beautiful hallway with high ceilings and stairs to first floor.