Examples of cleric in a Sentence
clerics were sharply divided on the issue of whether the war was morally justified
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While more than 55% of eligible voters stayed home, the cleric’s devoted following turned out to deliver Mr. Sadr the surprise victory.
The cleric's victory could pose complications for President Donald Trump.
His lawyer Robert Richter told Wallington in his final submissions two weeks ago that the complainants might have testified against one of the church’s most powerful men to punish him for failing to act against abuse by clerics.
Currently, there is no law that prohibits women from driving in Saudi Arabia, but there are religious edicts issued by conservative Muslim clerics.
Iran has a supposedly free presidential vote – for the tiny number of candidates who are approved by unelected clerics whose heavy-handed rule is in fact supreme.
There is a ban on dancing in public, however, for women in the Islamic republic — and girls older than 9 are regarded as women by clerics, who resist any change in social norms.
Hassan Rouhani, the president, has gone further, arguing that the unrest was due to cultural and social restrictions imposed by clerics.
Last year, Prince Mohammed oversaw the arrests of dozens of writers, intellectuals and moderate clerics who were perceived as critics of his foreign policies.
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CLERIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cleric for English Language Learners
: a member of the clergy in any religion
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