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clergy

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the group ordained to perform clerical functions in the Christian church
  • when people find out she's a member of the clergy, they suddenly change their manner

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The first known use of clergy was in the 13th century

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“Clergy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/clergy. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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