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cler·gy·man

 (klûr′jē-mən)
n.
A man who is a member of the clergy.

clergyman

(ˈklɜːdʒɪmən)
n, pl -men
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a member of the clergy. Gender-neutral form: vicar or priest

cler•gy•man

(ˈklɜr dʒi mən)

n., pl. -men.
a member of the clergy.
[1570–80]
usage: See -man.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clergyman - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Churchclergyman - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
clergy - in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
spiritual leader - a leader in religious or sacred affairs
acolyte - someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches
anagnost - a cleric in the minor orders of the Eastern Orthodox Church who reads the lessons aloud in the liturgy (analogous to the lector in the Roman Catholic Church)
archdeacon - (Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishop
chaplain - a clergyman ministering to some institution
churchman, cleric, ecclesiastic, divine - a clergyman or other person in religious orders
curate, minister, minister of religion, parson, pastor, rector - a person authorized to conduct religious worship; "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"
deacon - a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders
domine, dominee, dominie, dominus - a clergyman; especially a settled minister or parson
ostiarius, ostiary, doorkeeper - the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
lector, reader - someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church
officiant - a clergyman who officiates at a religious ceremony or service
ordinand - a person being ordained
ordinary - a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death
postulator - (Roman Catholic Church) someone who proposes or pleads for a candidate for beatification or canonization
preacher, preacher man, sermoniser, sermonizer - someone whose occupation is preaching the gospel
priest - a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
shepherd - a clergyman who watches over a group of people
subdeacon - a clergyman an order below deacon; one of the Holy Orders in the unreformed western Christian church and the eastern Catholic Churches but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church
vicar - (Church of England) a clergyman appointed to act as priest of a parish
vicar - (Episcopal Church) a clergyman in charge of a chapel
layman, layperson, secular - someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person

clergyman

noun minister, priest, vicar, parson, reverend (informal), rabbi, pastor, chaplain, cleric, rector, curate, father, churchman, padre, man of God, man of the cloth, divine The crowds were protesting against a local clergyman being banned from preaching.
Quotations
"The clergyman is expected to be a kind of human Sunday" [Samuel Butler The Way of All Flesh]

clergyman

noun
A person ordained for service in a Christian church:
Informal: reverend.
Translations
كاهِن، قِس
duchovníkněz
gejstligpræst
lelkészpap
prestur, klerkur

clergyman

[ˈklɜːdʒɪmən] N (clergymen (pl)) → clérigo m; (Anglican) → pastor m anglicano; (Protestant) → pastor m protestante

clergyman

[ˈklɜːrdʒimən] necclésiastique m

clergyman

n pl <-men> → Geistliche(r) m, → Pastor m, → Pfarrer m

clergyman

[ˈklɜːdʒɪmən] n (-men (pl)) → ecclesiastico

clergy

(ˈkləːdʒi) noun
the ministers, priests etc of the Christian religion. the clergy of the Church of England.
ˈclergyman noun
one of the clergy; a priest, minister etc.

clergyman

n. clérigo.
References in classic literature ?
But recollecting what he had said of marrying them by a written contract, which I knew he would stand to, I returned it back upon him, and told him I granted all that he had said to be just, and on his part very kind; that I would discourse with the men upon the point now, when I came to them; and I knew no reason why they should scruple to let him marry them all, which I knew well enough would be granted to be as authentic and valid in England as if they were married by one of our own clergymen.
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Sixty years ago--it is a long time, so no wonder things have changed--all clergymen were not zealous; indeed, there is reason to believe that the number of zealous clergymen was small, and it is probable that if one among the small minority had owned the livings of Broxton and Hayslope in the year 1799, you would have liked him no better than you like Mr.
But I gathered from Adam Bede, to whom I talked of these matters in his old age, that few clergymen could be less successful in winning the hearts of their parishioners than Mr.
His opinions of civil and religious matters differed, in many respects, from those of the rulers and clergymen of Massachusetts.
The government's final endorsement of a legal revision enabling it to impose income taxes on the religious community is drawing a backlash from both clergymen and civic groups.
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Bahrain: Amendments that would ban clergymen from being members of political societies or active in politics will be debated today by MPs, five of whom are themselves clergymen.
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He is one of Catholic clergymen in the world to be charged with concealing a child sex allegation against another priest, and only the third in Australia after the late Toronto priest Tom Brennan became the first to face such a charge in 2012.
The Ministry said in a statement "The hand of criminality is still reaching our Auliyas' shrines and clergymen, in a violation of all values and in a sacrilege of sanctities,"