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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He learned Italian because it was the furtive way that ecclesiastics corresponded and he wanted to know for himself what they said.
The strength of the Discalced Carmelites in certain cities could run counter to the preferences of other ecclesiastics, complicating patterns of how support for Teresa was distributed geographically.
Freedom to philosophize was under threat because the civil authorities had succumbed to pressure from the ecclesiastics. And indeed Spinoza was right to be concerned, as the response to the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus would prove.
Chavura (political thought, Macquarie U., Sydney) finds in the political ideas of Tudor Protestant ecclesiastics much that lies at the foundation of modern politics.
But Carroll does not clarify whether or not Guise ecclesiastics put into practice what Trent said about putting an end to pluralism, that is, the holding of several benefices simultaneously.
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.