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

  distributed \distributed\ adj.
     1. spread from a central location to multiple points or
        recipients. Opposite of concentrated. [Narrower terms:
        apportioned, dealt out, doled out, meted out, parceled
        out; diffuse, diffused; dispensed; dispersed,
        spread; divided, divided up, shared, shared out on the
        basis of a plan or purpose); encyclical; rationed;
        scattered, widespread; sparse, thin; unfocused,
        unfocussed] Also See: distributive.
        [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
  
     2. spread among a variety of securities; -- of investments.
  
     Syn: diversified.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
                Distributing to the necessity of saints. --Rom.
                                                    xii. 13.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Encyclic \En*cyc"lic\, Encyclical \En*cyc"li*cal\, n.
     An encyclical letter, esp. one from a pope. --Shipley.
     Encyclopedia

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Encyclic \En*cyc"lic\, Encyclical \En*cyc"li*cal\, a. [L.
     encyclios of a circle, general, Gr. ?; ? in + ? circle: cf.
     F. encyclique. See Cycle.]
     Sent to many persons or places; intended for many, or for a
     whole order of men; general; circular; as, an encyclical
     letter of a council, of a bishop, or the pope. Encyclic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  encyclical
      adj 1: intended for wide distribution; "an encyclical letter"
      n 1: a letter from the pope sent to all Roman Catholic bishops
           throughout the world [syn: encyclical, encyclical
           letter]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "encyclical":
     Pastoral Epistle, aerogram, air letter, airgraph, announcement,
     annunciation, billet-doux, bull, bulletin board, chain letter,
     circular, communique, dead letter, declaration, dimissorial,
     dimissory letter, drop letter, edict, enunciation, fan letter,
     form letter, letter of credit, letter of introduction,
     letters credential, letters of marque, letters of request,
     letters overt, letters patent, letters rogatory, love letter,
     manifesto, monitory, newsletter, nixie, notice, notification,
     open letter, pastoral letter, poison-pen letter, position paper,
     proclamation, program, programma, pronouncement, pronunciamento,
     public notice, report, round robin, statement, ukase, white book,
     white paper
  
  

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