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cler·ic

 (klĕr′ĭk)
n.
A member of the clergy.

[Late Latin clēricus; see clerk.]

cleric

(ˈklɛrɪk)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a member of the clergy
[C17: from Church Latin clēricus priest, clerk]

cler•ic

(ˈklɛr ɪk)

n.
1. a member of the clergy.
2. clerics, (used with a pl. v.) small-sized reading glasses, usu. rimless or with a thin metal frame.
adj.
3. pertaining to the clergy; clerical.
[1615–25; < Late Latin clēricus priest < Greek klērikós=klêr(os) lot, allotment + -ikos -ic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cleric - a clergyman or other person in religious orderscleric - a clergyman or other person in religious orders
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
ordainer - a cleric who ordains; a cleric who admits someone to holy orders
pardoner - a medieval cleric who raised money for the church by selling papal indulgences
pluralist - a cleric who holds more than one benefice at a time

cleric

noun
A person ordained for service in a Christian church:
Informal: reverend.
Translations
pappi

cleric

[ˈklerɪk] Neclesiástico m, clérigo m

cleric

[ˈklɛrɪk] necclésiastique m

cleric

nGeistliche(r) m

cleric

[ˈklɛrɪk] necclesiastico