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clerical

adjective cler·i·cal \ ˈkler-i-kəl , ˈkle-ri- \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of clerical

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the clergy
2 : of or relating to a clerk

clerically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of clerical in a Sentence

  1. She spent the summer doing clerical work for a lawyer.

  2. a member of our clerical staff

  3. The mistake was due to a clerical error.

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First Known Use of clerical

1592


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clerical

noun

Definition of clerical

1 : a member of the clergy
3 : clerk
4 clericals plural : clerical garments

Examples of clerical in a Sentence

  1. some of the state's most prominent clericals have spoken out against the measure

First Known Use of clerical

1605

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CLERICAL Defined for English Language Learners

clerical

adjective

Definition of clerical for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to a clerk or office worker

  • : of or relating to members of the clergy


CLERICAL Defined for Kids

clerical

adjective cler·i·cal \ ˈkler-i-kəl \

Definition of clerical for Students

1 : relating to the clergy
  • The minister wore his clerical collar.
2 : relating to a clerk or office worker
  • the clerical staff


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