non·​cler·​i·​cal ˌnän-ˈkler-i-kəl How to pronounce nonclerical (audio)
: not clerical: such as
: not of, relating to, or characteristic of the clergy
nonclerical clothing
: not of or relating to a clerk
doing nonclerical work

Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonclerical was in 1856

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“Nonclerical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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