clericature

noun
cler·i·ca·ture | \ ˈklerə̇kəˌchu̇(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of clericature 

: clerical position or function

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History and Etymology for clericature

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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