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cler·i·cal

 (klĕr′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to clerks or office workers or their work.
2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the clergy.
3. Advocating clericalism.
n.
1. A member of the clergy.
2. clericals Garments worn by the clergy.
3. An advocate of clericalism.

cler′i·cal·ly adv.

clerical

(ˈklɛrɪkəl)
adj
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) relating to or associated with the clergy: clerical dress.
2. of or relating to office clerks or their work: a clerical error.
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) supporting or advocating clericalism
ˈclerically adv

cler•i•cal

(ˈklɛr 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.
4. advocating clericalism: a clerical party.
n.
5. a cleric.
6. clericals, Informal. clerical garments.
7. a clericalist.
[1585–95; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clerical - of or relating to clerks; "clerical work"
2.clerical - of or relating to the clergy; "clerical collar"
3.clerical - appropriate for or engaged in office work; "clerical skills"; "a clerical job"; "the clerical staff"
white-collar - of or designating salaried professional or clerical work or workers; "the coal miner's son aspired to a white-collar occupation as a bookkeeper"

clerical

adjective
1. administrative, office, bureaucratic, secretarial, book-keeping, stenographic The hospital blamed the mix-up on a clerical error.
2. ecclesiastical, priestly, pastoral, sacerdotal a clergyman who had failed to carry out his clerical duties

clerical

noun
A person ordained for service in a Christian church:
Informal: reverend.
Translations
كِتابيكَهْنوتي، إكليركي
kněžskýúřednický
gejstlig
geistlichhieratisch
prest -, prests-ritara-
garīdznieka-kancelejas-kancelejisks
kňazský
duhovniškipisarniškiuradniški
yazı ile ilgiliyazıcılar veya sekreterlerle ilgili

clerical

[ˈklerɪkəl] ADJ
1. (Comm) [job] → de oficina
clerical errorerror m de copia
clerical grades (Civil Service etc) → oficinistas mpl
clerical staffpersonal m de oficina
clerical worktrabajo m de oficina
clerical workeroficinista mf
2. (Rel) → clerical
clerical collaralzacuello(s) m

clerical

[ˈklɛrɪkəl] adj
[worker, staff] → de bureau; [work] → administratif/ive
a clerical error → une erreur d'écriture (dans les comptes)
(= priestly) [garb, dress] → de prêtre clerical collar
(= governed by clerics) [regime, state] → clérical(e)clerical collar ncol m d'ecclésiastique

clerical

adj
clerical work/jobSchreib- or Büroarbeit f; clerical workerSchreib- or Bürokraft f; clerical staffSchreibkräfte pl, → Büropersonal nt; clerical errorVersehen nt; (in figures, wording etc) → Schreibfehler m; clerical dutiesBüroarbeiten pl; clerical inaccuraciesVersehen nt, → Nachlässigkeit f; the clerical branch of the civil service˜ die mittlere Beamtenlaufbahn
(Eccl) → geistlich

clerical

[ˈklɛrɪkl] adj
a. (Comm) (job) → d'ufficio, da impiegato/a
clerical worker → impiegato/a
clerical error → svista
b. (Rel) → clericale

clerical1

(ˈklerikəl) adjective
of the clergy. He is wearing a clerical collar.

clerical2

(ˈklerikəl) adjective
of a clerk or of his work. a clerical error.
References in classic literature ?
He was standing, hat in hand, at the entrance to the conservatory, dressed in black, and wearing a white cravat, but with a studious avoidance of anything specially clerical in the make and form of his clothes.
In his clerical dress there was indeed something in him to suggest the tar-barrel; and though on principle he gave five hundred lines to any boy on whose lips he overheard his nickname, at dinner-parties in the precincts he often made little jokes about it.
Mrs General was the daughter of a clerical dignitary in a cathedral town, where she had led the fashion until she was as near forty- five as a single lady can be.
This is no locus docendi, it is true," began the clerical gentleman; "yet I beg you earnestly to let us profit by your learning.
The passions he treats of in priests are, indeed, strictly clerical, most often their ambitions--not the errant humours of the mere man in the priest, but movements of spirit properly incidental to the clerical type itself.
No one having previously heard his history, could for the first time behold Father Mapple without the utmost interest, because there were certain engrafted clerical peculiarities about him, imputable to that adventurous maritime life he had led.
Well, if I knew as little of life as that, I'd eat my hat and swallow the buckle whole,' said the clerical gentleman.
It is more needful that I should have a fibre of sympathy connecting me with that vulgar citizen who weighs out my sugar in a vilely assorted cravat and waistcoat, than with the handsomest rascal in red scarf and green feathers--more needful that my heart should swell with loving admiration at some trait of gentle goodness in the faulty people who sit at the same hearth with me, or in the clergyman of my own parish, who is perhaps rather too corpulent and in other respects is not an Oberlin or a Tillotson, than at the deeds of heroes whom I shall never know except by hearsay, or at the sublimest abstract of all clerical graces that was ever conceived by an able novelist.
But who is the clerical appearing gentleman with him?
Now a point which I have much at heart to secure is a new regulation as to clerical attendance at the old infirmary.
We've just had up a story about " Durbeyfield began, and thereupon related in detail to his wife a discussion which had arisen at the inn about the clergy, originated by the fact of his daughter having married into a clerical family.
Therefore, he attached himself more closely than ever to the clerical profession.