noun (plural clergymen)
- A male priest or minister of a Christian church.More example sentences
cleric, churchman, churchwoman, man/woman of the cloth, man/woman of God, ecclesiastic; priest, minister, pastor, preacher, chaplain, father, bishop, rector, parson, vicar, curate, deacon, deaconess; monk, nun, religious, friar, sister, brother• dated divine
- My rabbi in Brooklyn, who is a national Jewish leader, probably did not know a single Christian clergyman on a first-name basis.
- Along with several couples, there were a group of five unattached girls and this unattached clergyman.
- Walker, an elderly Church of Ireland clergyman, was the heart and soul of Londonderry's resistance to James II after the Glorious Revolution.