encyclical

Definitions of encyclical
  1. noun
    a letter from the pope sent to all Roman Catholic bishops throughout the world
    synonyms: encyclical letter
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    type of:
    letter, missive
    a written message addressed to a person or organization
  2. adjective
    intended for wide distribution
    “an encyclical letter”
    Synonyms:
    distributed
    spread out or scattered about or divided up
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