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ˈklɛr ɪkcler·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleric, churchman, divine, ecclesiasticnoun

    a clergyman or other person in religious orders


  1. clericnoun

    A clergy member


  1. cleric

    Clergy are formal leaders within established religions. Their roles and functions vary in different religious traditions, but usually involve presiding over specific rituals and teaching their religion's doctrines and practices. Some of the terms used for individual clergy are clergyman, clergywoman, clergyperson, churchman, and cleric, while clerk in holy orders has a long history but is rarely used.In Christianity, the specific names and roles of the clergy vary by denomination and there is a wide range of formal and informal clergy positions, including deacons, elders, priests, bishops, preachers, pastors, presbyters, ministers, and the pope. In Islam, a religious leader is often known formally or informally as an imam, caliph, qadi, sheikh, mufti, mullah, muezzin, or ayatollah. In the Jewish tradition, a religious leader is often a rabbi (teacher) or hazzan (cantor).


  1. cleric

    A cleric is a religious leader or an ordained minister in a Christian or other religious institution, such as a priest, bishop, rabbi, or imam, who is responsible for performing religious ceremonies, rituals, and providing spiritual guidance to the community.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clericnoun

    a clerk, a clergyman

  2. Clericadjective

    same as Clerical

  3. Etymology: [AS., fr. L. clericus. See Clerk.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cleric in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cleric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cleric in a Sentence

  1. Shaul Gabbay:

    The killing by the Saudis of a Shia cleric is a great shame to Shias around the world, it is now, their responsibility to seek revenge for his blood, as he is a part of the Um ma, or the extended family.

  2. Haji Agha Lalai:

    He is a simple religious cleric.

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