cler·​i·​cal·​ist ˈkler-i-kə-list How to pronounce clericalist (audio)
: one who favors maintained or increased ecclesiastical power and influence

Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clericalist was in 1881

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“Clericalist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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