Ecclesiastic – A member of the clergy/a priest
To remember the definition of the word ecclesiastic, use the following mnemonic:
It was clear that he was enthusiastic (ecclesiastic) about becoming a priest.
Examples of ecclesiastic in a sentence
As an ecclesiastic he was dedicated to God.
She didn't know if she could be an ecclesiastic, as she lived quite a secular lifestyle.
The council needed to decide who would be the next ecclesiastic of their local cathedral.