Definition of cleric
: a member of the clergy
Examples of cleric in a Sentence
clerics were sharply divided on the issue of whether the war was morally justified
Recent Examples of cleric from the Web
The district governor, Hadi Tamidi, said the incident occurred as a result of a dispute between the attacker and a cleric, IRNA reported.
M. and M. followed the pattern of the three older churches — and most Greek Orthodox churches in the United States — by engaging an ethnically and culturally Greek cleric, Fr.
There was talk in the kingdom of opening cinemas and reducing the time stores are required to close for the five daily prayers, actions that would’ve directly challenged the conservative clerics.
But rather than call Kim’s parents or contact the police, the shocked cleric turned to a higher authority, placing an urgent call to ABWE headquarters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The man was being held down, beaten and kicked when Muslim cleric Mohammed Mahmoud stepped in to plead with people just to restrain him until police arrived.
Others were frustrated that Finsbury Park was still stigmatized by the extremist history of its main mosque, which was once the haunt of radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza but is under new ownership.
The magazine identified Alfeyev as a top cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church and a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
By allowing Choudary to continue his operations, the extremist cleric was able to radicalize individuals who perhaps would not have been attracted to extremism.
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Origin and Etymology of cleric
Late Latin clericus
First Known Use: 1621See Words from the same year
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Definition of cleric for English Language Learners
: a member of the clergy in any religion
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