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clerical

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adjective cler·i·cal \ˈkler-i-kəl, ˈkle-ri-\

Definition of clerical

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the clergy

  2. 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.

1592

First Known Use of clerical

1592


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clerical

noun cler·i·cal

Definition of clerical

  1. 1 :  a member of the clergy

  2. 2 :  clericalist

  3. 3 :  clerk

  4. 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>

1605

First Known Use of clerical

1605

Other Christian Religious Terms


CLERICAL Defined for English Language Learners

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clerical

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adjective cler·i·cal \ˈkler-i-kəl, ˈkle-ri-\

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

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adjective cler·i·cal \ˈkler-i-kəl\

Definition of clerical for Students

  1. 1 :  relating to the clergy <The minister wore his clerical collar.>

  2. 2 :  relating to a clerk or office worker <the clerical staff>



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