Definition of cleric in English:
A priest or religious leader, especially a Christian or Muslim one.
- Based on what you just got through saying, the senior Muslim Shiite clerics have no use for this guy.
- Constantly, they are being seen with Muslim clerics and visiting mosques.
- He was a well-respected figure and considered a relatively moderate leader in a party ruled by hardline Muslim clerics.
Early 17th century: from ecclesiastical Latin clericus 'clergyman', from Greek klērikos 'belonging to the Christian clergy', from klēros 'lot, heritage' (Acts 1:26).
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