What does the word ecclesiastic mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Georg Ebers
  2. The good ecclesiastic thanked the Emperor with tears in his eyes. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by 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 by John Lothrop Motley