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ecclesiastic (part of speech: adjective)
- The game was followed closely by the papal secretaries and the Jewish delegates. - "Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends", Gertrude Landa.
- Papal ukases had proved ineffective to stem the current of clerical abuses. - "German Culture Past and Present", Ernest Belfort Bax.
- I have often conversed in the Papal States with enlightened and honourable men, who rank as the heads of the middle class. - "The Roman Question", Edmond About.