from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The residence of the clergymen or clergyman in charge of a church.


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  • The next moment the figure passed into the circle of light thrown down by a high lamp that glimmered over a Robbia-esque plaque shrine let into the wall, and they saw that it was a cassocked priest from the clergy-house going into church.

    The Lee Shore

  • Church of the diocese, and, as we have seen, ultimately obtained the nominal right of electing the bishop; and the collegiate chapter, generally, though not always, to be found in towns which had no cathedral, the members of which, like those of a modern clergy-house, served the church or churches of the town.

    The Church and the Empire, Being an Outline of the History of the Church from A.D. 1003 to A.D. 1304

  • Money was poured out upon the parish; a magnificent church was built, a clergy-house was established, curates were subsidised, clubs were established, and excellent work was done there.

    Hugh Memoirs of a Brother

  • On the Sunday night following, Crook Lane, outside the clergy-house, was almost blocked with noisy people of both sexes.

    The Christian A Story

  • John shook his head and took the Father into the clergy-house, where the girls were gathering for the evening.

    The Christian A Story

  • Through this crowd two gentlemen pushed their way to the clergy-house, which was brilliantly lit up.

    The Christian A Story

  • It was the last day of his tenancy of the clergy-house, and there was much to do at Soho.

    The Christian A Story

  • At the corner of Downing Street he got out to call on the Prime Minister, and sent the carriage on to the clergy-house.

    The Christian A Story

  • They were to be turned out of the clergy-house tomorrow, and he had taken a shelter at Westminster.

    The Christian A Story

  • She lived in one room of the clergy-house at the back of his church.

    The Christian A Story


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