Definition of ecclesiastic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ecclesiastic

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪˌkliːziˈæstɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌkliːziˈæstɪk//
 
(formal)
 
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a priest or minister in the Christian Church Word Origin late Middle English: from French ecclésiastique, or via late Latin from Greek ekklēsiastikos, from ekklēsiastēs ‘member of an assembly’, from ekklēsia ‘assembly, church’, based on ekkalein ‘summon out’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ecclesiastic