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clerical

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of clerical

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the clergy <clerical duties such as providing spiritual counseling and leading Bible study classes> Synonyms clerkly, ministerial, pastoral, priestly, sacerdotal Related Words evangelical (also evangelic), missionary; apostolic, canonical, diaconal, diocesan, episcopal, papal, patriarchal, pontifical; churchly, ecclesiastic, ecclesiastical; divine, holy, religious, sacramental; conventual, mendicant, monachal, monastic; caliphal, rabbinic (or rabbinical) Antonyms lay, nonclerical, secular, temporal




clerical

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of clerical

  1. a person specially trained and authorized to conduct religious services in a Christian church <some of the state's most prominent clericals have spoken out against the measure> Synonyms cleric, clergyperson, clerk, deacon, divine, dominie, ecclesiastic, minister, preacher, priest, reverendRelated Words churchman, clergyman, father, Holy Joe [slang], padre; clergywoman, deaconess, priestess; abbot, archbishop, archpriest, bishop, dean, diocesan, monsignor, pope, prelate, presbyter; abbé, curate, curé, parson, pastor, rector, shepherd, vicar; chaplain, confessor, sky pilot; evangelist, missionary, missioner, missionizer, revivalist; friar, mendicant, monastic, monk, oblate, religious; high priest, high priestessNear Antonyms lay reader, lectorAntonyms layman, layperson, secular




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