Examples of cleric in a Sentence
clerics were sharply divided on the issue of whether the war was morally justified
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Don Giuseppe will replace the veteran cleric Don Antonio (Roberto Del Gaudio), who has been stationed in the same parish for 15 years and who has been a vocal opponent of the industrial-waste crisis.
A week before the decree, 20 prominent Saudi clerics and activists were detained alone.
That fiery 1835 cleric could have been selling this administration’s Muslim ban.
Last month, Erdogan suggested Americans would be held by his government until Washington handed over the cleric.
The dissidents his regime has locked up include reformers and even clerics who argued for lifting the driving ban.
To get the clerics back on their side, the Saudi Royal family agreed to implement an even more austere Islam and the Salafist ideology that the Kingdom would impose on their own and export far and wide.
Al-Qaeda put the ideology on the Internet with the late cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, and ISIS weaponized social media, but the global movement is also strong in areas without Internet penetration.
Unger and other religious leaders, including a leading Russian Muslim cleric, are working to pull together an interfaith dialogue in Kazan next year.
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Origin and Etymology of cleric
First Known Use: 1621See Words from the same year
Synonymsclergyperson, clerical, clerk, deacon, divine, dominie, ecclesiastic, minister, preacher, priest, reverend
Antonymslayman, layperson, secular
Related Wordschurchman, 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 priestess
Near Antonymslay reader, lector
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