Definition of ecclesia, ecclesia, eclesia
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ecclēsia, ecclēsiae
(ēcclesia, ēcclesiae)
(eclesia, eclesiae)
ecclesia, eclesia
ἐκκλησία
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. an assembly of the, people
  2. A religious assembly of Christians, a Christian congregation, a church
  3. The Church, the whole body of believers
  4. A Christian place of assembly, a church
  5. An assembly, a meeting
Abbreviations
ecclēsia (ēcclesia, Sedul. 5, 358; Venant. Carm. 3, 6, 24; and eclesia, Paul. Nol. Carm. 15, 117; 28, 32), ae, f., = ἐκκλησία, an assembly of the (Greek) people. Prop.: et ecclesia consentiente, senate and people, in the free cities of Greece: bule et ecclesia, Plin. et Traj. Ep. 111, 1.

— Transf. In eccl. Lat. A religious assembly of Christians, a Christian congregation, a church (eccl. Lat.; very freq.): die ecclesiae, etc., Vulg. Matt. 18, 17; id. Philem. 2; Aug. Ep. 190, 5, 19.

— The Church, the whole body of believers: Christus dilexit ecclesiam, Vulg. Eph. 5, 25: Dei, id. Phil. 3, 6; Aug. Serm. 137, 6; so, in coelo, Vulg. Heb. 12, 23.

— A Christian place of assembly, a church: ut nomine ecclesiae, id est populi qui continetur, significamus locum qui continet, Aug. Ep. 190, 5, 19; cf. also Amm. 21, 2 fin.; id. 28, 6 fin.

— An assembly, a meeting in gen., Aus. Ep. 24, 93.
 
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