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ECCLESIASTICAL. Belonging to, or set apart for the church; as, distinguished from civil or secular. Vide Church.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Fabre always comes back for tranquillizing [134] effect; and if his peasants have something akin to Wordsworth's, his priests may remind one of those solemn ecclesiastical heads familiar in the paintings and etchings of M.
And, while Jerry slew it, knowing that the lust of killing, once started, would lead him to continue killing the silly birds, Agno left the laying-yard to hot-foot it through the mangrove swamp and present to Bashti an ecclesiastical quandary.
At first sight Ulrich and Ilse Konigs' proposal is a radical departure from the familiar forms of ecclesiastical architecture.
A week later, when O'Brien was reciting the Nicene Creed, a standard profession of faith used in church services, he added an extra paragraph, which stated in part, "I further state that I accept and intend to defend the law on ecclesiastical celibacy as it is proposed by the Magisterium of the Catholic church; I accept and promise to defend the ecclesiastical teaching about the immorality of the homosexual act; I accept and promise to promulgate always and everywhere what the church's Magisterium teaches on contraception."
The seventeen essays of Matrimoni in dubbio: Unioni controverse e nozze clandestine in Italia dal XIV al XVIII secolo represent the second part of the ambitious research project organized by the Universita di Trieste on "matrimonial court cases in the ecclesiastical archives of Italy." By studying the intricate ecclesiastical court records, the authors collectively question the improbable uniformity of marriage practices in early modern society and point instead towards the multilayered complexity of matrimoni in dubbio, indeed "doubtful marriages."
The main purpose of ecclesiastical support for marriage by consent was to prevent the disorder of illegitimate cohabitation.
This is expressed not only as constructive cooperation for a common effort to tackle the contemporary problems of humanity, but also as an incentive for engaging in responsible dialogue concerning the restoration of the ecclesiastical unity of the Christian world.
Sexual Slander in Nineteenth-Century England: Defamation in the Ecclesiastical Courts 1815-1855, by S.M.
ECCLESIASTICAL, as short as 9-1 on Sunday for the William Hill Mile at Goodwood next week, will miss the valuable handicap because he has been sold to continue his career in Hong Kong, writes Neil Morrice.
One way to interpret the Vatican document and isolate what was distinctive and disappointing about it for so many is to compare it to prior ecclesiastical statements on the Holocaust and the Church.
"Communion wine from ecclesiastical suppliers is a good place to start.
Secularization, as John Swomley defines it in his 1968 book Religion, the State, and the Schools, is the "historical process by which society ceases to be dominated by the church." As examples of secularization, he points to the decline of ecclesiastical control over education and the revolt of scholars "against the narrowness, intolerance and dogmatism of the church" and their turn "to philosophical and scientific investigation." Earlier, sociologist J.