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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal /-tɪkəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ec·cle·si·as·tic·al a.  Of or pertaining to the church; relating to the organization or government of the church; not secular; as, ecclesiastical affairs or history; ecclesiastical courts.
    Every circumstance of ecclesiastical order and discipline was an abomination.   --Cowper.
 Ecclesiastical commissioners for England, a permanent commission established by Parliament in 1836, to consider and report upon the affairs of the Established Church.
 Ecclesiastical courts, courts for maintaining the discipline of the Established Church; -- called also Christian courts. [Eng.]
 Ecclesiastical law, a combination of civil and canon law as administered in ecclesiastical courts. [Eng.]
 Ecclesiastical modes Mus., the church modes, or the scales anciently used.
 Ecclesiastical States, the territory formerly subject to the Pope of Rome as its temporal ruler; -- called also States of the Church.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of or associated with a church (especially a Christian
            Church); "ecclesiastic history" [syn: ecclesiastic]