clergy meaning

EN[ˈklɜːrdʒi] [-ɜː(r)dʒi]
  • Clergy are some of the formal leaders within certain religions. The roles and functions of clergy vary in different religious traditions but these usually involve presiding over specific rituals and teaching their religion's doctrines and practices.
  • In Christianity the specific names and roles of clergy vary by denomination and there is a wide range of formal and informal clergy positions, including deacons, priests, bishops, preachers, pastors, and ministers.

    Definition of clergy in English Dictionary

  • NounPLclergiesSUF-ergy
    1. Body of persons, such as ministers, sheiks, priests and rabbis, who are trained and ordained for religious service.
      1. Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, […], down the nave to the western door. […] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • The childhood of the European nations was passed under the tutelage of the clergy.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
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    1. en clergyman
    2. en clergymen
    3. en clergyable
    4. en clergywoman
    5. en clergywomen
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    Meaning of clergy for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "clergy" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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