Definition of 'clergy'
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Too many unhappy clergy have lived by that credo. Christianity Today (2000)This came after the houses of bishops and clergy had backed women bishops. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There were also many more clergy in the cities than in the countryside. A Social History of Modern Spain (1991)The bishops and the clergy are likely to support change by a wide margin. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Catholic clergy and religious were released. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and RevengeTwo of the church's senior clergy have resigned over the issue. Times, Sunday Times (2011)All of which might leave you wondering what effect this has had on the Church and its clergy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It followed that the distinction between clergy and laity could no longer be that the former had "ministries" while the latter did not. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)Many Catholic clergy do great good. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Here, leading women clergy in the Church tell us their stories. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Wednesday Church of England clergy were told that they faced mergers and staff cuts to balance the books. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We wonder how this sits with those senior women clergy from whom the first women bishops will be appointed, to hear their integrity and wisdom so questioned. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'clergy'
British English: clergy NOUN
The clergy are the official leaders of the religious activities of a particular group of believers.
These proposals met opposition from the clergy.
Definition of clergy from the Collins English Dictionary
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