Definition of cleric in English:

cleric

Line breaks: cler¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˈklɛrɪk
 
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noun

  • A priest or religious leader, especially a Christian or Muslim one.
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    • 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.

Origin

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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