Antonyms of ecclesiastical:
lay, profane, secular, temporal, nonclerical, nondenominational, nonsectarian, nonchurch, nonecclesiastical.
Examples of usage:
— Amusements in Mathematics, Henry Ernest Dudeney.
From the facts alone that many of these English turf mazes are clearly copied from those in the Continental churches, and practically all are found close to some ecclesiastical building or near the site of an ancient one, we may regard it as certain that they were of church origin and not invented by the shepherds or other rustics.
— Letters From Rome on the Council, Johann Joseph Ignaz von DÃ¶llinger.
And in fact with them rests the decision in the present ecclesiastical crisis.
— Saunterings, Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009.
They assume an influence and an importance in the ecclesiastical profession, or rather an authority, equal to that ever asserted by the Church in its strongest days.