clergy definition

  • noun:
    • the human body of men and women ordained for religious service. See Usage Note at collective noun.
    • Body of people, such as ministers, priests and rabbis, who're trained and ordained for religious service.
    • The body of men put apart, by due ordination, into service of God, when you look at the Christian church, in difference from laity; in England, often limited to the ministers of this Established Church.
    • Learning; also, a learned career.
    • The privilege or good thing about clergy.
    • A body of males put apart and consecrated by because of ordination on duties of public ministration into the Christian chapel; your body of ecclesiastics, in difference from the laity.
    • The privilege or good thing about clergy. See under.
    • people associated with the clerical occupation or perhaps the religious sales.
    • Learning; erudition.
    • often applied to the ecclesiastics, ministers, and priests of non-Christian religious methods.
    • in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished through the laity)

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