Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The ecclesiastical body; the whole clergy of any national church.

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

  • noun (Eccl.) An ecclesiastical body; a spirituality.

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  • noun obsolete The state or fact of being spiritual; holiness, spirituality.
  • noun Collectively, the authorities of spiritual matters; the clergy.

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  • noun property or income owned by a church

Etymologies

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From Old French espirituaulté.

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