from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Philippine Islands, a cleric who has taken orders and is dedicated to the service of the church, but who is not a member of a monastic order.
- n. In Porto Rico, a flycatcher, Tyrannus taylori.
- n. A parish clerk. See clerk, 3.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Had he known Las Casas better he would have adopted other tactics, for the clerigo was not the kind of man to attack.
“Great was the blindness or ignorance — if indeed it was not malice — of those gentlemen to believe that the clerigo would ever fulfil those horrible and absurd conditions, knowing him to be a good Christian, not covetous, and ready to die to liberate and help in saving those people from the condition in which they were held.”
“We are witnesses to prove that that is impossible” replied the others, and the discussion which ensued awakened the clerigo who thus received the disheartening tidings, which he was inclined to believe, of the total destruction of his hopes.
These memorials were first read by the Bishop to the Chancellor and M. Laxao, both of whom were highly satisfied to discover such unexpected conformity with the representations of their friend the clerigo.
The newcomers answered that the only recent news was that of the murder of the clerigo Las Casas and all his colony at Cumana by the
Perceiving that no argument which did not promise lucrative returns would avail to secure a grant of territory, the clerigo evolved a plan that promised to secure the ends for which he and the Dominicans were striving and, at the same time, would assure a profitable investment for the Crown.
The first meeting between him and Las Casas took place in the royal ante-chamber where, on being told who the newly arrived prelate was, the clerigo approached saying, “My lord, since I am interested in the Indies it is my duty to kiss your hand.”
The suggestion of Las Casas was approved of by the Chancellor; and, indeed, it is probable there was hardly a man of that time who would have seen further than the excellent clerigo did.
Chicħen Ytzae heklay kabansabi Chicħen Ytzaile he Ah Cohuot Cocome tu yantah u than Dios _y_ ca noh ahau tu luksah u [210-2] ponob u banderasob, utia ca noh ahau utial conquixta _y_ adelantado _y_ yum padre clerigo tu cuch cahil xan maix u ɔa yah katun u lukzahubaob ichilob kaxahob kunal _y_ yotoch cah tu cuchteelob.
Este aviso de que se diese licencia para traer esclavos negros en estas tierras dio primero el clerigo Casas no advirtiendo la injusticia con que los Portugueses, los toman y haren esclavos.
Poems by a Slave in the Island of Cuba, Recently Liberated; Translated from the Spanish, by R. R. Madden, M.D. With the History of the Early Life of the Negro Poet, Written by Himself; to Which Are Prefixed Two Pieces Descriptive of Cuban Slavery and the Slave-Traffic, by R. R. M.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.