HyperDic: clergyman

English > 1 sense of the word clergyman:
NOUNperson clergyman, reverend, man of the clotha member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
clergyman > pronunciation
Soundskler'jhiymae.n; kler'jhiymahn
Rhymesafghan / Afghan ... Yucatan: 118 rhymes with aen...
Aachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > clergyman: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church.
Synonymsreverend, man of the cloth
InstancesBeecher, Henry Ward BeecherUnited States clergyman who was a leader for the abolition of slavery (1813-1887)
Donne, John DonneEnglish clergyman and metaphysical poet celebrated as a preacher (1572-1631)
Keble, John KebleEnglish clergyman who (with John Henry Newman and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement (1792-1866)
King, Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King Jr.United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation / segregation of Blacks (1929-1968)
Wesley, John WesleyEnglish clergyman and founder of Methodism (1703-1791)
Wesley, Charles WesleyEnglish clergyman and brother of John Wesley who wrote many hymns (1707-1788)
Williams, Roger WilliamsEnglish clergyman and colonist who was expelled from Massachusetts for criticizing Puritanism
Member ofclergyIn Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
Narroweracolytesomeone who assists a priest / priest or minister in a liturgical service
anagnostA cleric in the minor orders of the Eastern Orthodox Church who reads the lessons aloud in the liturgy (analogous to the lector in the Roman Catholic Church)
archdeacon(Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishop
chaplainA clergyman ministering to some institution
cleric, churchman, divine, ecclesiasticA clergyman or other person in religious orders
curate, minister of religion, minister, parson, pastor, rectorA person authorized to conduct religious worship
deaconA cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches
dominus, dominie, domine, domineeA clergyman
doorkeeper, ostiary, ostiariusThe lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
lector, readersomeone who reads the lessons in a church service
officiantA clergyman who officiates at a religious ... / religious ceremony or service
ordinandA person being ordained
ordinaryA clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death
postulator(Roman Catholic Church) someone who proposes or pleads for a candidate for beatification or canonization
preacher, preacher man, sermonizer, sermonisersomeone whose occupation is preaching the gospel
priestA clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites
shepherdA clergyman who watches over a group of people
subdeaconA clergyman an order below deacon
vicar(Church of England) a clergyman appointed to act as priest of a parish
vicar(Episcopal Church) a clergyman in charge of a chapel
Broaderspiritual leaderA leader in religious or sacred affairs
Oppositelayman, layperson, secularsomeone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
Spanishclérigo, eclesiástico, pastor, reverendo, sacerdote
Catalanclergue, pastor, reverend

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