Definitions for clericalˈklɛr ɪ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cler•i•calˈklɛr ɪ kəl(adj.)

  1. of, appropriate for, or assigned to an office clerk:

    a clerical job.

  2. doing the work of a clerk:

    a clerical staff.

  3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the clergy or a cleric.

    Category: Religion

  4. advocating clericalism:

    a clerical party.

    Category: Religion

  5. (n.)a cleric.

    Category: Religion

  6. clericals,Informal. clerical garments.

    Category: Religion, Informal

  7. a clericalist.

    Category: Religion

Origin of clerical:

1585–95; < LL

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clerical(adj)

    of or relating to clerks

    "clerical work"

  2. clerical(adj)

    of or relating to the clergy

    "clerical collar"

  3. clerical(adj)

    appropriate for or engaged in office work

    "clerical skills"; "a clerical job"; "the clerical staff"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. clerical(adjective)ˈklɛr ɪ kəl

    secretarial; = administrative

    clerical work/staff; a clerical error

  2. clericalˈklɛr ɪ kəl

    relating to Christian priests

    ***clerical responsibilities


  1. clerical(Noun)

    A member of the clergy.

  2. clerical(Adjective)

    of or relating to clerks or their work

  3. clerical(Adjective)

    of or relating to the clergy

  4. clerical(Adjective)

    a task which has to be completed on paper, form, or performed offline

  5. Origin: From clericalis, from clericus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clerical(adj)

    of or pertaining to the clergy; suitable for the clergy

  2. Clerical(adj)

    of or relating to a clerk or copyist, or to writing

Translations for clerical

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of a clerk or of his work

a clerical error.

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