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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 ?
what necessary things I had provided for them, and how they were distributed, which they were very sensible of, and very thankful for, I began to talk to them of the scandalous life they led, and gave them a full account of the notice the clergyman had taken of it; and arguing how unchristian and irreligious a life it was, I first asked them if they were married men or bachelors?
I used often to wish I had been something else than a clergyman," he said to Lydgate, "but perhaps it will be better to try and make as good a clergyman out of myself as I can.
And she thought only of them as the clergyman laid his hand upon her head, and spoke of the holy baptism, of the covenant with God, and how she should be now a matured Christian; and the organ pealed so solemnly; the sweet children's voices sang, and the old music-directors sang, but Karen only thought of her red shoes.
I have seen the clergyman of the parish, who takes an interest in the case--"
Tulliver manifested an unusual discretion, because she had recently had evidence that the going to school to a clergyman was a sore point with Tom, who looked at it as very much on a par with going to school to a constable.
Hooper to his table, where the good clergyman had been wont to bless the food, almost every Sunday since his settlement.
The voice which had called her attention was that of the reverend and famous John Wilson, the eldest clergyman of Boston, a great scholar, like most of his contemporaries in the profession, and withal a man of kind and genial spirit.
Then, of course, I might refashion life and character entirely after my own liking; I might select the most unexceptionable type of clergyman and put my own admirable opinions into his mouth on all occasions.
At length, after a short pause, Miss Crawford began with, "So you are to be a clergyman, Mr.
The reason was that the clergyman who did duty at Knowlesbury church, in the year eighteen hundred and three (when, according to his birth certificate, his father and mother OUGHT to have been married), was alive still when he took possession of the property in the New Year of eighteen hundred and twenty-seven.
The explanation of the intent of matrimony was gone through; and then the clergyman came a step further forward, and, bending slightly towards Mr.
In that case--between ourselves, dear Miss Wyvil, a clergyman is obliged to be cautious--I may own that I love her too.