Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who belongs to a clerical party or who favors clericalism.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to clericalism.
  • noun An advocate of clericalism

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  • noun one who advocates clericalism

Etymologies

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From clerical +‎ -ist.

Examples

  • I will, however,just comment that a sort of "clericalist" mindset, which is always a danger within the Church and about which Chaucer, for example, is scathing, and also Thomas More some centuries later was particularly strong in the first half of the 20th century for various reasons.

    The word "Westminster"...

  • It is, however, anti-clericalist, or ‘secular’ in the strict sense (of excluding religious institutions from political power).

    Which institutions should arrest moral decline?

  • It is, however, anti-clericalist, or ‘secular’ in the strict sense (of excluding religious institutions from political power).

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • He was also, at the time, America's leading -- I guess you'd call it anti-clericalist.

    Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion

  • Previous ages were often, alas, aristocratic in politics or clericalist in religion; but they were always democratic in philosophy; they appealed to man, not to particular men.

    George Bernard Shaw

  • The statement says that members held back from a direct confrontation last week, believing that an open challenge at the time would have merely caused the Vatican's Curia to "close ranks" around one of their own "because of the clericalist culture of that body" and despite the "lack of support" for Fisichella himself.

    LifeSiteNews.com Headlines

  • An unexpected channel for airing these grievances has come from a church newspaper which was traditionally a docile propaganda medium of the bishops, but which is now to the fore in campaigning for extensive reform of an over-clericalist church.

    Irish Blogs

  • An unexpected channel for airing these grievances has come from a church newspaper which was traditionally a docile propaganda medium of the bishops, but which is now to the fore in campaigning for extensive reform of an over-clericalist church.

    Irish Blogs

  • An unexpected channel for airing these grievances has come from a church newspaper which was traditionally a docile propaganda medium of the bishops, but which is now to the fore in campaigning for extensive reform of an over-clericalist church.

    Irish Blogs

  • An unexpected channel for airing these grievances has come from a church newspaper which was traditionally a docile propaganda medium of the bishops, but which is now to the fore in campaigning for extensive reform of an over-clericalist church.

    Irish Blogs

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