clericalist

noun
cler·​i·​cal·​ist | \ ˈkler-i-kə-list How to pronounce clericalist (audio) , ˈkle-ri- \

Definition of clericalist

: one who favors maintained or increased ecclesiastical power and influence

First Known Use of clericalist

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Clericalist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clericalist. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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