cleric

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noun cler·ic \ˈkler-ik, ˈkle-rik\

Definition of cleric

  1. :  a member of the clergy

Examples of cleric in a sentence

  1. <clerics were sharply divided on the issue of whether the war was morally justified>

Origin and Etymology of cleric

Late Latin clericus


First Known Use: 1621


CLERIC Defined for English Language Learners

cleric

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noun cler·ic \ˈkler-ik, ˈkle-rik\

Definition of cleric for English Language Learners

  • : a member of the clergy in any religion



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