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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 ?
There were men, too, of a sturdier texture of mind than his, and endowed with a far greater share of shrewd, hard iron, or granite understanding; which, duly mingled with a fair proportion of doctrinal ingredient, constitutes a highly respectable, efficacious, and unamiable variety of the clerical species.
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.
The one called Lucas was a mild and meek-looking little gentleman of clerical aspect; he had been an itinerant evangelist, it transpired, and had seen the light and become a prophet of the new dispensation.
One black ox, with a white cravat on - who even had to my awakened conscience something of a clerical air - fixed me so obstinately with his eyes, and moved his blunt head round in such an accusatory manner as I moved round, that I blubbered out to him, "I couldn't help it, sir
Crackenthorp, too, while he admonished Silas that his money had probably been taken from him because he thought too much of it and never came to church, enforced the doctrine by a present of pigs' pettitoes, well calculated to dissipate unfounded prejudices against the clerical character.
It seems that, after all his deadly menaces against the Abbot of Saint Edmund's, Athelstane's spirit of revenge, what between the natural indolent kindness of his own disposition, what through the prayers of his mother Edith, attached, like most ladies, (of the period,) to the clerical order, had terminated in his keeping the Abbot and his monks in the dungeons of Coningsburgh for three days on a meagre diet.
And driving his ass before him he begged his master to follow, who, feeling that Sancho was right, did so without replying; and after proceeding some little distance between two hills they found themselves in a wide and retired valley, where they alighted, and Sancho unloaded his beast, and stretched upon the green grass, with hunger for sauce, they breakfasted, dined, lunched, and supped all at once, satisfying their appetites with more than one store of cold meat which the dead man's clerical gentlemen (who seldom put themselves on short allowance) had brought with them on their sumpter mule.
As the parson has ever gone band in hand with the landlord, so has Clerical Socialism with Feudal Socialism.
I should like you to tell me how many fathers, lay and clerical, go upstairs every day with a face like a lobster and cod's eyes - and are dull, upon the back of it - not even mirth for the money
Collins listened to her with the determined air of following his own inclination, and, when she ceased speaking, replied thus:-- "My dear Miss Elizabeth, I have the highest opinion in the world in your excellent judgement in all matters within the scope of your understanding; but permit me to say, that there must be a wide difference between the established forms of ceremony amongst the laity, and those which regulate the clergy; for, give me leave to observe that I consider the clerical office as equal in point of dignity with the highest rank in the kingdom-- provided that a proper humility of behaviour is at the same time maintained.
Blaisois seeing Bazin in clerical guise, was a little discomposed at his denials and wanted to pass at all risks, believing too, that the man with whom he had to do was endowed with the virtues of his cloth, namely, patience and Christian charity.
Hooper, a gentlemanly person, of about thirty, though still a bachelor, was dressed with due clerical neatness, as if a careful wife had starched his band, and brushed the weekly dust from his Sunday's garb.