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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ecclesiastic; one who addresses the church or assembly of the faithful; a preacher or sacred orator; specifically, with the definite article, Coheleth, or the Preacher—that is, Solomon, or the author of the book of Ecclesiastes.
  • noun [capitalized] Ecclesiasticus.
  • noun A member of the ancient Greek ecclesia; a free Greek citizen having the right to vote in the ecclesia or assembly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An ecclesiastic.
  • noun obsolete The Apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A member of the Athenian Ecclesia

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