clerkly

adjective
clerk·​ly | \ ˈklər-klē How to pronounce clerkly (audio) , British usually ˈklär- \

Definition of clerkly

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of a clerk clerkly duties
2 archaic : scholarly

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a time when the clerkly duties of a country parson might include long rides on horseback to visit the more isolated members of the flock

First Known Use of clerkly

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Clerkly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clerkly. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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