clericature

noun

cler·​i·​ca·​ture
ˈklerə̇kəˌchu̇(ə)r
plural -s
: clerical position or function

Word History

Etymology

French cléricature, from Medieval Latin clericatura, from clericatus (past participle of clericare to make a cleric, from Late Latin clericus) + Latin -ura -ure

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“Clericature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clericature. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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