Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man who is a member of the clergy.

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  • n. An ordained (male) Christian minister, a male member of the clergy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church

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Examples

  • A clergyman from a nearby parish who did not want to be identified told the Western Mail: I am one of a number of clerics who made formal complaints to the Bishop about Richard Grey.

    No swearing or drinking allowed for Welsh clergy « Anglican Samizdat

  • A 28-year aged Filipino clergyman is this years recipient of a 2009 CNN Hero of a Year endowment for his outreach training plan good known as Kariton Klassrum or cart classroom where poor young kids have been taught simple preparation skills as good as iBrattleboro. com Family Literacy Program in Bellows Falls

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  • Arbroath: A leading clergyman is facing calls for his resignation after a series of outspoken remarks about gay men.

    London Stock Exchange Chaplain Says Homosexuals Should Carry Warning Tattoos | Disinformation

  • For whatever reason, this science fiction clergyman is not "totally convinced" (Hohstadt's longhand, I assume, for "convinced") that he is created in the image of a prophetic God or in the image of a God who gives his servant a spirit of the fear of the Lord, that is, piety.

    December Christian Science Fiction/Fantasy Blog Tour Day 2

  • 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 Adventures of Roderick Random

  • 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.

    The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective

  • An English clergyman is here with his wife, and he prayed and preached to her, me, and Ellen, this morning for whole congregation.

    Further Records, 1848-1883: A Series of Letters

  • 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.

    The Hidden Hand

  • 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.

    Dr. Wortle's School

  • 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

    St. George and St. Michael Volume I

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