a stiff, narrow, bandlike white collar fastened at the back of the neck, worn by certain clerics.
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
[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 […]
[kler-uh-hyoo] /ˈklɛr əˌhyu/ noun, Prosody. 1. a light verse form, usually consisting of two couplets, with lines of uneven length and irregular meter, the first line usually containing the name of a well-known person. /ˈklɛrɪˌhjuː/ noun 1. a form of comic or satiric verse, consisting of two couplets of metrically irregular lines, containing the name […]
[kler-uh-see] /ˈklɛr ə si/ noun 1. learned persons as a class; literati; intelligentsia. n. 1818, on model of German clerisei, from Late Latin clericia, related to clericus (see cleric); coined by Coleridge “to express a notion no longer associated with CLERGY” [OED].