ecclesiastic

Part of speech: adjective

Ecclesiastical.

Part of speech: noun

A clergyman or church official.

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Usage examples "ecclesiastic":

  1. Then, pleased to have listeners, she related how the girl had lured florins and zecchins from the purse of many a wealthy ecclesiastic. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. The good ecclesiastic thanked the Emperor with tears in his eyes. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  3. The sanguine Frederic thought that with French influence and a round sum of money this ecclesiastic might be got to vote for the opposition candidate. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.