noun \ˈkler-ik, ˈkle-rik\

: a member of the clergy in any religion

Full Definition of CLERIC

:  a member of the clergy

Examples of CLERIC

  1. <clerics were sharply divided on the issue of whether the war was morally justified>

Origin of CLERIC

Late Latin clericus
First Known Use: 1621

Rhymes with CLERIC


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