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clerical

adjective

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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the clergy clerical duties such as providing spiritual counseling and leading Bible study classes Synonyms clerkly, ministerial, pastoral, priestly, sacerdotal Related Words evangelical (also evangelic), missionary; apostolic, canonical, diaconal, diocesan, episcopal, papal, patriarchal, pontifical; churchly, ecclesiastic, ecclesiastical; divine, holy, religious, sacramental; conventual, mendicant, monachal, monastic; caliphal, rabbinic (or rabbinical) Antonyms lay, nonclerical, secular, temporal


clerical

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of clerical

  1. a person specially trained and authorized to conduct religious services in a Christian church some of the state's most prominent clericals have spoken out against the measure Synonyms cleric, clergyperson, clerk, deacon, divine, dominie, ecclesiastic, minister, preacher, priest, reverendRelated Words churchman, clergyman, father, Holy Joe [slang], padre; clergywoman, deaconess, priestess; abbot, archbishop, archpriest, bishop, dean, diocesan, monsignor, pope, prelate, presbyter; abbé, curate, curé, parson, pastor, rector, shepherd, vicar; chaplain, confessor, sky pilot; evangelist, missionary, missioner, missionizer, revivalist; friar, mendicant, monastic, monk, oblate, religious; high priest, high priestessNear Antonyms lay reader, lectorAntonyms layman, layperson, secular


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