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
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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.
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.
The magazine identified Alfeyev as a top cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church and a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Before the latest confrontation, Rouhani, a moderate cleric who was re-elected to a second, four-year term last month, said his country is ready for talks to end the feuding.
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.
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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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