cler·gy·man | \-mən \

Definition of clergyman 

: a member of the clergy

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Three plaques recount Muhlenberg’s tripartite life as a clergyman, soldier and statesman. John Kelly, Washington Post, "A park on Connecticut Avenue NW has a statue of John Muhlenberg. Why?," 7 July 2018 The clergyman, also unidentified, told the man to go to authorities and accompanied him to the police station. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Wisconsin man's plan to 'upskirt' women ruined after shoe camera explodes: police," 30 June 2018 Russian officials also allegedly tried to bribe local government officials and senior clergymen and to interfere in negotiations to end Greece's longstanding dispute with neighboring Macedonia over its name. Menelaos Hadjicostis And Maria Danilova, Fox News, "Greece hints at Russian diplomats' expulsion," 11 July 2018 The man opened up about what happened to a clergyman, Dexheimer said. Samantha Schmidt, Anchorage Daily News, "A man put a camera in his shoe for some 'upskirting' shots. It exploded on his foot.," 28 June 2018 As the family of five walked in to the chapel on Monday afternoon, cameras captured Prince William — with one of his two eldest children at each hand — introducing his kids to a clergyman stationed outside the chapel’s door. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Prince George and Princess Charlotte Were Absolutely Delightful at Prince Louis's Christening," 9 July 2018 The clergyman suggested that the man turn himself in to the authorities, and accompanied him to the police station. Samantha Schmidt, Anchorage Daily News, "A man put a camera in his shoe for some 'upskirting' shots. It exploded on his foot.," 28 June 2018 Creigh told the court the clergyman took no action and did not tell police. Houston Chronicle, "Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up," 22 May 2018 Published in August 1963, while King was imprisoned for his role in a campaign of marches and sit-ins in Birmingham, Ala., the letter was a direct response to a plea by eight white clergymen for what amounted to, yes, civility. Michael Hiltzik,, "Martin Luther King Jr. had a few words to say about calls for 'civility'," 26 June 2018

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1577, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of clergyman

: a man who is a member of the clergy especially in a Christian church


cler·gy·man | \ˈklər-ji-mən \
plural clergymen\-mən \

Kids Definition of clergyman

: a member of the clergy

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