clericalist

noun
cler·​i·​cal·​ist | \ ˈkler-i-kə-list, 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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