Definition of nonclerical in English:

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nonclerical

Pronunciation: /ˌnänˈklerikəl/

adjective

1Not doing or involving routine clerical work in an office.
Example sentences
  • Its second round of voluntary retirement scheme, completed last month, attracted applications from 514 employees among banking assistants and the non-clerical staff.
2Not relating to or belonging to the clergy.
Example sentences
  • He weakened the grip of the Roman Catholic Church on education, extended higher education, created lycées for girls, and made French elementary education non-clerical, free, and compulsory.
  • In 1951, however, the house passed into non-clerical hands and became the family home of David and Rosemary Verey.

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Syllabification: non·cler·i·cal

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