HyperDic: clergy

English > 1 sense of the word clergy:
NOUNgroupclergyin Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
clergy > pronunciation
Soundskler'jhiy
RhymesAgee ... zoology: 128 rhymes with jhiy...
English > clergy: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningIn Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity).
Membersclergyman, reverend, man of the clothA member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
Narrowerpastoratepastors collectively
prelacy, prelatureprelates collectively
BroaderpriesthoodThe body of ordained religious practitioners
Oppositelaity, temporaltyIn Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy
Spanishclerecía, clero, iglesia
Catalanclerecia, clergat, clericat, clero, església
Adjectivesclericalof or relating to the clergy

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