[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.
[klahy-uh nt] /ˈklaɪ ənt/ noun 1. a person or group that uses the professional advice or services of a lawyer, accountant, advertising agency, architect, etc. 2. a person who is receiving the benefits, services, etc., of a social welfare agency, a government bureau, etc. 3. a customer. 4. anyone under the patronage of another; a […]
[non-kling] /nɒnˈklɪŋ/ adjective, (of fabric or the like) 1. having little or no tendency to stick to an object, surface, etc., as by static electricity.
[klin-i-kuh l] /ˈklɪn ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. pertaining to a clinic. 2. concerned with or based on actual observation and treatment of disease in patients rather than experimentation or theory. 3. extremely objective and realistic; dispassionately analytic; unemotionally critical: She regarded him with clinical detachment. 4. pertaining to or used in a sickroom: a clinical […]
[kloh-zher] /ˈkloʊ ʒər/ noun 1. the act of closing; the state of being closed. 2. a bringing to an end; conclusion. 3. something that closes or shuts. 4. 1 (def 2). 5. an architectural screen or parapet, especially one standing free between columns or piers. 6. Phonetics. an occlusion of the vocal tract as an […]