American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A man who is a member of the clergy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the clergy; a man in holy orders; a man regularly authorized to preach the gospel and administer ordinances according to the rules of any particular denomination of Christians. In England the term is commonly restricted to ministers of the established church.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An ordained minister; a man regularly authorized to preach the gospel, and administer its ordinances; in England usually restricted to a minister of the Established Church.
- n. a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
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“The young squire was much diverted with this scene, and whispered to my uncle, that if he had not murdered his dogs, he would have shown him glorious fun, by hunting a black badger (so he termed the clergyman).”
“The young clergyman's story was that he had been told by a certain clergyman, whose name he mentioned, that a curate was wanted in the parish, and he had traveled down from London to offer his services.”
“An English clergyman is here with his wife, and he prayed and preached to her, me, and Ellen, this morning for whole congregation.”
“The officiating clergyman is their friend, and even if I could consent to act a deceitful part, and should go to church as if to marry Craven and upon getting there denounce him, instead of receiving the protection of the clergyman I should be restored to the hands of my legal guardian and be brought back here to meet a fate worse than death, said Clara, in a tone of despair.”
“When he calls a clergyman his "dear brother in Christ", he is sure to go on to show that the man so called is altogether unworthy of the name.”
“The reverend Mr. Matthew Herbert was a clergyman from the Welsh border, a man of some note and influence, who had been the personal friend both of his late relative George Herbert and of the famous”
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