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clergywoman Line breaks: clergy|woman
Pronunciation: /ˈkləːdʒɪwʊmən/

Definition of clergywoman in English:

noun (plural clergywomen)

A female priest, minister, or religious leader, especially a Christian one.
Example sentences
  • Diana Johnson MP last week met clergywomen from the East Riding.
  • When a clergywoman preaches from a pulpit, she enters a space which has particular aesthetic value.
  • A deaconess is about to become the first Church of England clergywoman to marry a divorced man.

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