clergywoman


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cler·gy·wom·an

 (klûr′jē-wo͝om′ən)
n.
A woman who is a member of the clergy.

clergywoman

(ˈklɜːdʒɪˌwʊmən)
n, pl -women
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a female member of the clergy. Gender-neutral form: vicar, priest or minister

cler•gy•wom•an

(ˈklɜr dʒiˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
a woman who is a member of the clergy.
[1670–80]
usage: See -woman.
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clergywoman

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

clergywoman

[ˈklɜːdʒɪˌwʊmən] N (clergywomen (pl)) (Anglican) → pastora f anglicana; (Protestant) → pastora f protestante

clergywoman

pl <-women>
nGeistliche f, → Pastorin f, → Pfarrerin f
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