Definition of clergyman
: a member of the clergy
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Ralph Waldo Emerson blasted our embrace of slavery, while his fellow clergyman Henry Ward Beecher saved the Union cause by traveling to Europe to deliver a series of riveting speeches that quelled the continent’s desire to recognize the Confederacy.
A rabbi, a reverend and an imam have a plan for peace in middle America A group of clergymen embark on an initiative to build their houses of worship on the same property in Omaha, Nebraska, to spur interfaith dialogue and peace building.
But if a group of clergymen have their way, Nebraska's largest city will soon also be known as the home of interfaith dialogue and peacebuilding.
When a burglar broke into the home of Apopka city commissioner and clergyman Doug Bankston in late April, the pastor-politician leaned upon not only police to solve the crime but also prayer.
Born in 1928, in Athens, Greece, Metropolitan Iakovos moved to Boston as a young clergyman and earned his doctorate from Boston University and later taught at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, according to the statement.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former Salvadoran colonel housed in a Virginia jail and wanted by Spain in the deaths of six clergymen is receiving adequate medical care and should remain imprisoned, prosecutors have argued in a legal filing.
The clergymen and women who opened their doors to these women provided spiritual guidance, but also practical assistance:
For every Jonathan Edwards, there’s a George Whitefield, a revival preacher most famous not for his thought but for the loudness of his voice, or a Gilbert Tennent, who, called to arms by Whitefield’s bellow, launched an attack on milder clergymen.
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Definition of clergyman for English Language Learners
: a man who is a member of the clergy especially in a Christian church
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: a member of the clergy
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