• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ecclesia (Eccl) A church, either as a body or as a building.
    • Ecclesia (Gr. Antiq) The public legislative assembly of the Athenians.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ecclesia An assembly; the great assembly of the people in certain ancient Greek states, as Athens, at which every free citizen had a right to vote.
    • n ecclesia A society for Christian worship; a church; a congregation: the Greek and Latin name, sometimes used in English writing with reference to the early church.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ecclesia e-klē′zi-a a popular assembly, esp. of Athens, where the people exercised full sovereignty, and all above twenty years could vote: applied by the Septuagint commentators to the Jewish commonwealth, and from them to the Christian Church
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L.,—Gr. ekklesia, an assembly called out of the world, the church—ek, out, and kalein, to call.


In literature:

Ecclesiae de Micham, Cheme, et Stone cum aliis fulgure combustae sunt.
"Stray Studies from England and Italy" by John Richard Greene
"Notes and Queries, Number 211, November 12, 1853" by Various
Ecclesia sancti Pauli London' continet infra limites suos tres acras terre et dimidiam.
"A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483" by Anonymous
In the larger sense he was always within those unexcluding walls, those spacious courts of the Ecclesia of humanity.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
S. Irenaei Illustrata ~RHSIS~, in qua Ecclesia Romana commemoratur.
"Notes and Queries, Number 223, February 4, 1854" by Various
Possessiones nuper Canterie vocate Roode chaunterye in ecclesia parochiali de Gygleswik.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
Dignitates omnes et praebendas ecclesiae Lexoviensis confert, excepto decano qui eligitur a capitulo, nec a quoquam confirmatur.
"Architectural Antiquities of Normandy" by John Sell Cotman
It consists of exclusive "ecclesias," with neither ministry nor organization.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Probably he had hoped to persuade the Ecclesia that the agreement was a mere form.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
But the most beautiful is Archbishop Parker's, "De Antiquitate Britannicae Ecclesiae:" A.D. 1572.
"The Art of Needle-work, from the Earliest Ages, 3rd ed." by Elizabeth Stone
But order had been evolved in the ecclesia.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
In America, and many parts of England, Ecclesias, as they call them, exist.
"The Religious Life of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
The senate examined the case, and the ecclesia awarded the bounty, which amounted to 1 or 2 obols a day, rather more than 1-1/2d.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
That in the Pnyx, where the Ecclesia often met, was a stone platform from 10 to 11 ft. in height.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
They also performed police duty at the meetings of the ecclesia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
Ossa ejus in ecclesia D. Francisci Moguntina feliciter cubant.
"Triumphs of Invention and Discovery in Art and Science" by J. Hamilton Fyfe
DODD'S CERTAMEN UTRIUSQUE ECCLESIAE; or a List of all the Eminent Writers, Catholics and Protestants, since the Reformation.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 118, January 31, 1852" by Various
DODD'S CERTAMEN UTRIUSQUE ECCLESIAE; or a List of all the Eminent Writers, Catholics and Protestants, since the Reformation.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 119, February 7, 1852" by Various
DODD'S CERTAMEN UTRIUSQUE ECCLESIAE: or a list of all the Eminent Writers, Catholics and Protestants, since the Reformation.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 120, February 14, 1852" by Various
In the pages of "Vox Ecclesiae," they may signify another.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur

In poetry:

Now let the sunrise of joy be over all Ecclesia,
and let it resound in music
for the sweetest Virgin,
Mary compelling all praise, mother of God. Amen.
"Ave, Generosa" by Hildegard von Bingen
And in your preaching
Ecclesia is filled with understanding,
so that she has proclaimed in the high places
that the hills and trees should bend
and be suckled by her.
"O Euchari" by Hildegard von Bingen
O Ecclesia,
your eyes are like sapphire:
your ears the mount of Bethel,
your nose
like a mountain of myrrh and incense,
and your mouth is like the sound of many waters.
"O Ecclesia" by Hildegard von Bingen
O Eucharius,
you were greatly blessed
when the word of God
touched you with the dove's fire, whence
you were made shimmering like daybreak,
and thus so fashioned the foundation of Ecclesia.
"O Euchari" by Hildegard von Bingen

In news:

NSU men defeat Ecclesia .
Northeastern State's Marcus Sheppard throws down a dunk against Ecclesia in the first half of the RiverHawks' 90-45 win on Monday night.
Archbishop DiNoia Named to Ecclesia Dei.
Pozzo's letter has ruled out female altar servers entirely, "Ecclesia Dei must think of some arguments," Casey writes.
Universae Ecclesiae Is Here, Lost Meaning of Sacred , Why May Is Mary's Month, Australia, + more.