Synonyms of 'clergy'
priesthoodDictionary, ministry, clerics
The Bolsheviks closed churches and imprisoned the clergy.
Members of the clergy belonging to some branches of the Christian church are referred to as the ministry.
So what prompted him to enter the ministry?
I remember the average curate at home as something between a eunuch and a snigger– The Flower Beneath the Foot]
Clergy are men as well as other folks– Joseph Andrews]
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Thesaurus for clergy from the Collins English Thesaurus
The clergy are the official leaders of the religious activities of a particular group of believers.