Synonyms for Ecclesiastic:


ecclesiastic (adjective)
ministerial, papal, pastoral, clerical, reverend, evangelical.
pert (adjective)
priestly (adjective)


the Archbishop of Canterbury, bishopric, archbishopric. religion, clerk, churchwoman, clergywoman, parson. church person (noun)
parson, prelate, minister, preacher, cleric, divine, reverend, chaplain, abbot, pastor, priest.
clergy (noun)
evangelist, clergyman, curate, priest, archdeacon, novice, abbess, vicar, rector, friar, nun, monk, archbishop, pilgrim, prioress, Canoness, canon, missionary, prior, brother, pope, bishop, father, pastor, prelate, sister, cleric, abbot, chaplain, preacher, cardinal, archpriest, reverend, minister.
ecclesiastic (noun)
ecclesiastical, churchman, divine, cleric.

Other synonyms:

clergywoman, churchwoman. parson. clerk. divine
Other relevant words:
divine, religion, clerk, parson, churchman, clerical, clergywoman, bishopric, archbishopric, ecclesiastical, churchwoman.

Usage examples for ecclesiastic

  1. He forms an admirable foil to Ezra the ecclesiastic and it is a matter of supreme satisfaction that we have the epoch- making events in his career told in his own direct and vigorous words. – Introduction to the Old Testament by John Edgar McFadyen
  2. The reason why adultery is against the laws and statutes of the church, is owing to the ecclesiastic order for the sake of power; but what have theological and spiritual things to do with a delight merely corporeal and carnal? – The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg
  3. He had caused a young ecclesiastic to be sent from Spain, who came to Paris as though for his pleasure. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 12 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon