Definition of clergyman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklərjēmən/

noun (plural clergymen)

A male priest, minister, or religious leader, especially a Christian one.
Example sentences
  • 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.
cleric, churchman, churchwoman, man/woman of the cloth, man/woman of God, ecclesiastic;
monk, nun, religious, friar, sister, brother
informal reverend, padre, sky pilot, Bible thumper
dated divine

Words that rhyme with clergyman


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Syllabification: cler·gy·man

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