Definition of clergy
- Members of the clergy have been invited to participate in an interfaith service.
- Buddhist clergy
Local clergy have been invited to participate in an interfaith service.
a member of the clergy
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: people (such as priests) who are the leaders of a religion and who perform religious services
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