Definition of clergyman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkləːdʒɪmən/

noun (plural clergymen)

A male priest, minister, or religious leader, especially a Christian one.
Example sentences
  • The reverand has been for a quarter of a century a clergyman in Hampshire.
  • If talking to a friend or relative doesn't help, or is not an option, a clergyman may be helpful.
  • Having divorced his mentally unstable wife, he finds that his interest in the life of the clergyman has waned.
priest, churchman, churchwoman, man/woman of the cloth, man/woman of God, cleric, minister, preacher, chaplain, father;
Christianity  bishop, pastor, vicar, rector, parson, (assistant) curate, deacon, deaconess;
Judaism  rabbi;
Islam  imam;
Scottish  kirkman;
French abbé, curé;
North American  dominie
Australian informal josser
informal, derogatory Bible-basher, God-botherer

Words that rhyme with clergyman


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Line breaks: clergy|man

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