Definition of clergyman in English:


Line breaks: cler¦gy|man
Pronunciation: /ˈkləːdʒɪmən
(also clergywoman)

noun (plural clergymen or clergywomen)

A male (or female) priest or minister of a Christian church.
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  • For example, one Episcopal clergywoman commented that ‘Clergy men tend to work for a hierarchical system from the top down.’
  • Far more women clergy are single (divorced, widowed or never married) than their male counterparts, and many single clergywomen are also supporting children and/or aging parents.
  • Ice finds in her interviews with clergywomen that most clergywomen say they want to intentionally increase awareness and knowledge of institutional injustice as part of their ministry.
priest, churchman, churchwoman, man/woman of the cloth, man/woman of God, cleric, minister, preacher, chaplain, father; ecclesiastic, divine, theologian; Christianitybishop, pastor, vicar, rector, parson, (assistant) curate, deacon, deaconess; Judaismrabbi; Islamimam; Scottishkirkman; Frenchabbé, curé; North Americandominie
Australian informal josser
informal , derogatory Bible-basher, God-botherer

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