[kler-i-kuh l] /ˈklɛr ɪ kəl/
of, pertaining to, appropriate for, or assigned to an office or :
a clerical job.
doing the work of a or :
a clerical assistant; a clerical staff.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the or a member of the :
advocating the power or influence of the in politics, government, etc.:
a clerical party.
clericals, Informal. clerical garments.
a person or a party advocating the power or influence of the church in politics, government, etc.
a person who does clerical work; office worker; .
Also called clerical error. a minor error, as in the keeping of records, the transcribing of documents, or the handling of correspondence.
relating to or associated with the clergy: clerical dress
of or relating to office clerks or their work: a clerical error
supporting or advocating clericalism
1590s, “pertaining to the clergy,” from cleric + -al (1), or from French clérical, from Old French clerigal “learned,” from Latin clericalis, from clericus (see cleric). Meaning “pertaining to clerks” is from 1798.
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
[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 […]