clerk·​ly ˈklər-klē How to pronounce clerkly (audio)
 British usually  ˈklär-
: of, relating to, or characteristic of a clerk
clerkly duties
archaic : scholarly
clerkly adverb

Examples of clerkly in a Sentence

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

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of clerkly was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Clerkly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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