clerisy


cler·i·sy

noun \ˈkler-ə-sē, ˈkle-ri-\

Definition of CLERISY

Examples of CLERISY

  1. <a society lacking a well-established clerisy with a strong commitment to democratic ideals>

Origin of CLERISY

German Klerisei clergy, from Medieval Latin clericia, from Late Latin clericus cleric
First Known Use: 1818

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