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ECCLESIASTICS, canon law. Those persons who compose the hierarchical state of the church. They are regular and secular. Aso & Man. Inst. B. 2, t. 5, c. 4, Sec. 1.

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Ecclesiastics, he asserted, prey on ignorant people and take advantage of their hopes and fears to gain control over them.
What V means clothing worn by ecclesiastics at ceremonial functions?
Because of their desire to see the priests humiliated, and also because maybe these are a little more stripped than the ecclesiastics themselves, my voice will be more listened to; and what they do not want to do out of love, I will make them do by necessity and by force"
The ecclesiastics emphasised that she had worn it next to her bare skin and it aroused fascinated attention.
If ecclesiastics come to Turkey from abroad, they need to become Turkish citizen [in order to function].
Visiting Cannes, Nice and Monaco, they arrived in San Remo, where Mitford writes: "The place is full of black-cassocked ecclesiastics, Britishers and Yankee Doodles in their chimney pot hats.
Other ecclesiastics are also deprived of their freedom and subject to undue pressures and limitations in their pastoral activities.
To my fellow Canadians who have created a rift that goes far beyond ecclesiastics and dogma and has turned citizen against citizen and family member against family member, I bring news that is heretical in nature: the world is not flat and revolves around the sun.
lt;/p> <pre> In many cases, the ecclesiastics whom we have interviewed have no awareness of the depth of their distancing from practical economic dilemmas, or of the reasons for the church's inability to be a significant influence on the business culture.
There are ecclesiastics and lay folks in several religious traditions, as well as professional mediators and arbitrators, who privately could repair this present AFL-CIO split.
While aristocrats respected some rules of the Church--avoiding very close relatives, those already married and ecclesiastics, consent by the bride and groom before a priest was much less important than the earlier arrangements of the parents, who assumed that the daughter, in particular, would be an obedient and submissive bride.
In the case of these ecclesiastics as well Saygin illustrates that their relations with Humphrey were not driven purely by the desire to encourage the spread of Italian humanism; rather, they, too, were pursuing family, personal, and professional gain.