[klur-jee-woo m-uh n] /ˈklɜr dʒiˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural clergywomen.
a female member of the clergy.
a woman who is an ordained Christian minister.
noun (pl) -men
a female member of the clergy Gender-neutral form vicar, priest
1670s, a nun, from clergy + man (n.). Not seriously as “woman pastor” until 1871; in between it was used humorously for “old woman” or “domineering wife of a clergyman.” Cf. clergyman.
[kler-ik] /ˈklɛr ɪk/ noun 1. a member of the clergy. 2. a member of a party. 3. clerics, (used with a plural verb) half-sized or small-sized reading glasses worn on the nose, usually rimless or with a thin metal frame. adjective 4. pertaining to the clergy; clerical. /ˈklɛrɪk/ noun 1. a member of the clergy […]
[kler-i-kuh l] /ˈklɛr ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of, pertaining to, appropriate for, or assigned to an office or : a clerical job. 2. doing the work of a or : a clerical assistant; a clerical staff. 3. of, relating to, or characteristic of the or a member of the : clerical garb. 4. advocating the […]
noun 1. a stiff, narrow, bandlike white collar fastened at the back of the neck, worn by certain clerics. noun 1. a stiff white collar with no opening at the front that buttons at the back of the neck; the distinctive mark of the clergy in certain Churches Informal name dog collar
[kler-i-kuh-liz-uh m] /ˈklɛr ɪ kəˌlɪz əm/ noun 1. principles. 2. power or influence in government, politics, etc. (distinguished from ). 3. support of such power or influence. /ˈklɛrɪkəˌlɪzəm/ noun 1. a policy of upholding the power of the clergy 2. the power of the clergy esp when excessively strong