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

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