clergyman

noun
cler·​gy·​man | \ ˈklər-jē-mən How to pronounce clergyman (audio) \

Definition of clergyman

: a member of the clergy

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In 1999, Perrone welcomed the other priest — a West African clergyman named Komlan Dem Houndjame — to come work at Assumption Grotto. Anchorage Daily News, "Priests accused of sex abuse turned to under-the-radar group," 29 July 2019 That investigation, which The Post detailed in a series of reports last month, showed that Bransfield gave cash gifts of $350,000 to fellow clergymen, including powerful prelates and young priests he is accused of mistreating. Washington Post, "Vatican appoints new bishop to scandal-hit West Virginia diocese," 23 July 2019 That investigation, which the Post detailed in a series of reports last month, showed that Bransfield gave cash gifts of $350,000 to fellow clergymen, including powerful prelates and young priests he is accused of mistreating. Chico Harlan, BostonGlobe.com, "Vatican appoints new bishop to scandal-hit West Virginia diocese," 23 July 2019 The problem is that the historical-critical scholarship to which forward-thinking academics and clergymen like Mr. Barton devote so much attention doesn’t tell us much of anything about the biblical texts. Barton Swaim, WSJ, "‘A History of the Bible’ Review: Scripture Under Scrutiny," 9 July 2019 Earlier this year, Tom Brittney, who plays clergyman William Davenport (a new character in season four) revealed that there was a desire to make more seasons of Grantchester, if at all possible. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Grantchester Season 5: Everything We Know So Far," 15 July 2019 The attack on the clergymen spurred more white people to head to the South and join civil rights protests. al.com, "Who killed James Reeb? NPR ‘White Lies’ podcast shines light on 1965 Selma murder," 19 June 2019 There was a flotilla of clergymen, an extraordinary mélange including the archbishop of Canterbury and — in a striking inclusion in this most ancient of places — the head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Curry. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, "‘Stand by Me’: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Married," 20 May 2018 Bransfield gave cash gifts totaling $350,000 to fellow clergymen, The Post reported, including more than a dozen cardinals. Jonathan M. Pitts, baltimoresun.com, "In report to Vatican, Baltimore Archbishop Lori deleted mention of gifts from bishop he investigated," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of clergyman

1577, in the meaning defined above

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clergyman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of clergyman

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

clergyman

noun
cler·​gy·​man | \ ˈklər-ji-mən How to pronounce clergyman (audio) \
plural clergymen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of clergyman

: a member of the clergy

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