clerical

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin clēricālis (clerical), from clēricus (clergyman, priest).

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clerical (not comparable)

  1. of or relating to clerks or their work
    • 1899, Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, section 1
      ‘The groans of this sick person,’ he said, ‘distract my attention. And without that it is extremely difficult to guard against clerical errors in this climate.’
  2. of or relating to the clergy

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Noun[edit]

clerical (plural clericals)

  1. A member of the clergy.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin clēricālis (clerical), from clēricus (clergyman, priest).

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Adjective[edit]

clerical m, f (plural clericais; comparable)

  1. clerical