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 for Christian courts
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ecclesiastical \Ec*cle`si*as"tic*al\, a. [See Ecclesiastical,
     a.]
     Of or pertaining to the church; relating to the organization
     or government of the church; not secular; as, ecclesiastical
     affairs or history; ecclesiastical courts.
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           Every circumstance of ecclesiastical order and
           discipline was an abomination.           --Cowper.
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     Ecclesiastical commissioners for England, a permanent
        commission established by Parliament in 1836, to consider
        and report upon the affairs of the Established Church.
  
     Ecclesiastical courts, courts for maintaining the
        discipline of the Established Church; -- called also
        Christian courts. [Eng.]
  
     Ecclesiastical law, a combination of civil and canon law as
        administered in ecclesiastical courts. [Eng.]
  
     Ecclesiastical modes (Mus.), the church modes, or the
        scales anciently used.
  
     Ecclesiastical States, the territory formerly subject to
        the Pope of Rome as its temporal ruler; -- called also
        States of the Church.
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