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 efforts accelerated this spring in what one of the officials said is part of a counterterrorism campaign focused on Turkish followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, a critic of President Recep...
This past week, Gabriel was engulfed in scandal after inviting a hard-line anti-Western, anti-U.S. Iranian cleric to the foreign ministry for a conference promoting religious peace.
U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of orchestrating the coup, is also named as a defendant in the trial and is being tried in absentia along with eight other defendants who are on the run.
A Muslim woman in India who seeks a divorce must generally gain the permission of her husband, a cleric or other Islamic authorities.
Anadolu news agency says Nationalist Sozcu newspaper’s website editor Mediha Olgun and reporter Gokmen Ulu were charged Friday with aiding the network of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen without being members.
After the siege of the Grand Mosque in Mecca by militants in 1979, public entertainment was banned and clerics were given more control over schools, courts and social life.
The Daily Telegraph is reporting that YouTube has begun removing videos featuring the extremist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, following complaints from the British government to the White House about the content.
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Origin and Etymology of cleric
Late Latin clericus
First Known Use: 1621
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Definition of cleric for English Language Learners
: a member of the clergy in any religion
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