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1clerical

adjective cler·i·cal \ˈkler-i-kəl, ˈkle-ri-\

: of or relating to a clerk or office worker

: of or relating to members of the clergy

Full Definition of CLERICAL

1
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of the clergy
2
:  of or relating to a clerk
cler·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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Examples of CLERICAL

  1. She spent the summer doing clerical work for a lawyer.
  2. a member of our clerical staff
  3. The mistake was due to a clerical error.

First Known Use of CLERICAL

1592

2clerical

noun

Definition of CLERICAL

1
:  a member of the clergy
3
:  clerk
4
plural :  clerical garments

Examples of CLERICAL

  1. <some of the state's most prominent clericals have spoken out against the measure>

First Known Use of CLERICAL

1605

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary
CLERICALLY Defined for Kids

clerical

adjective cler·i·cal \ˈkler-i-kəl\

Definition of CLERICAL for Kids

1
:  relating to the clergy <The minister wore his clerical collar.>
2
:  relating to a clerk or office worker <the clerical staff>

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