Etymology

1. ecclesiastical

adjective. ['ˌɛˌkliːziːˈæstɪkəl'] of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church).

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • ecclesiastic (English)
  • ecclesia (Latin)

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2. benefice

noun. an endowed church office giving income to its holder.

Synonyms

  • spirituality
  • church property
  • ecclesiastical benefice
  • sinecure

Antonyms

  • outwardness
  • disable

Etymology

  • benefice (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • beneficium (Latin)

3. benefice

verb. endow with a benefice.

Synonyms

  • dower

Etymology

  • benefice (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • beneficium (Latin)
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