VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

V. RELIGIOUS AFFECTIONS

5. Religious institutions

Churchdom.

[Nouns] church, churchdom; ministry, apostleship, priesthood, prelacy, hierarchy, church government, christendom, pale of the church.

clericalism, sacerdotalism, episcopalianism, ultramontanism; theocracy; ecclesiology, ecclesiologist; priestcraft, odium theologicum.

monachism, monachy; monasticism, monkhood.

[Ecclesiastical offices and dignities] pontificate, primacy, archbishopric, archiepiscopacy; prelacy; bishopric, bishopdom; episcopate, episcopacy; see, diocese; deanery, stall; canonry, canonicate; prebend, prebendaryship; benefice, incumbency, glebe, advowson, living, cure; rectorship; vicariate, vicarship; deaconry, deaconship; curacy; chaplain, chaplaincy, chaplainship; cardinalate, cardinalship; abbacy, presbytery.

holy orders, ordination, institution, consecration, induction, reading in, preferment, translation, presentation.

popedom; the Vatican, the apostolic see; religious sects [more].

council [more]; conclave, convocation, synod, consistory, chapter, vestry; sanhedrim, conge d'elire; ecclesiastical courts, consistorial court, court of Arches.

[Verbs] call, ordain, induct, prfer, translate, consecrate, present.

take orders, take the veil, take vows.

[Adjectives] ecclesiastical, ecclesiological; clerical, sacerdotal, priestly, porelatical, pastoral, ministerial, capitular, theocratic; hierarchical, archiepiscopal; episcopal, episcopalian; canonical; monastic, monachal; monkish; abbatial, abbatical; Anglican; pontifical, papal, apostolic; ultramontane, priest-ridden.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Advertise with Us Contact Us Our Blog Suggest a Word Help