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The definition of ecclesiastical is something derived from or related to the Christian church.
(Especially law) Serving as an instrument or means (i.e., procedural or ancillary, not substantive).
The benefice or position of a canon
The chief minister of state in some European countries.
A minister, priest, or rabbi serving in a religious capacity with the armed forces, or in a prison, hospital, etc.
A man who is a member of the clergy.
A piece of cloth used for a particular purpose.
The definition of a curate is a member of the clergy that assists a vicar or parish priest.
(Church history) A designated minister of charity in the early Church (see Acts 6:1-6).
Deacons considered as a group.
In ancient Greece, a priest of a mystery cult
The definition of a locum tenens is a British term for a person who substitutes for someone else, especially a doctor or a cleric.
In most Eastern Orthodox churches, a bishop who is head of an ecclesiastical province and ranks next below the patriarch.
A governmental department presided over by a minister.
A division of the Roman Breviary containing the unchangeable parts of the office other than the Psalms.
(Informal) A military chaplain.
In the Church of England, an honorary canon with only the title of a prebend
A cleric who directs the choral services of a church or cathedral.
Any of various mammals of the order Primates, having a highly developed brain, eyes facing forward, a shortened nose and muzzle, and opposable thumbs. Primates usually live in groups with complex social systems, and their high intelligence allows them to adapt their behavior successfully to different environments. Lemurs, monkeys, apes, and humans are primates.
(Statistics) In Bayesian inference, a prior probability distribution. [from 20th c.]
A supervisor especially of an examination or dormitory in a school.
A bishop appointed to assist the bishop of a diocese
To examine (a book) to see whether all pages and plates are present
To make a cleric.
Ordain is defined as to give someone religious authority, or to order or decree.
The definition of a collective noun is a noun that refers to a group of people or things as one unit.
The common man or woman
A pastor's term of office
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