clerkly

adjective clerk·ly \ ˈklər-klē , British usually ˈklär- \

Definition of clerkly

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

clerkly

adverb

Examples of clerkly in a Sentence

  1. 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


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