Synonyms of ecclesiastic in English:


See US English definition of ecclesiastic

See UK English definition of ecclesiastic

See Spanish definition of eclesiástico


1‘the consecration could only be performed by a high ecclesiastic’

clergyman, clergywoman, priest, churchman, churchwoman, man of the cloth, woman of the cloth, man of God, woman of God, cleric, minister, preacher, chaplain, father
divine, theologian
bishop, pastor, vicar, rector, parson, curate, assistant curate, deacon, deaconess
Scottish kirkman
abbé, curé
North American dominie
informal reverend, padre, Holy Joe, sky pilot
Australian informal josser
informal, derogatory Bible-basher, God-botherer


1‘two churchmen within the diocese hold the ecclesiastic title of vicar general’

priestly, ministerial, clerical, ecclesiastical, prelatic, canonical, parsonical, pastoral
church, churchly, religious, spiritual, non-secular, non-temporal, holy, divine
informal churchy
rare sacerdotal