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  • adjective Not part of the organization of a church; lay

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Examples

  • Like him, these ideologues were nonclerical veterans of the 1980s Iran-Iraq War and were often far more politically and theologically uncompromising than many clerics.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • Two prominent antagonists were Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, representing hard-line clerical authority, and sociologist and activist Ali Shariati, representing, according to John Esposito, "a more nonclerical, innovative, creative reformist approach."

    Elizabeth Shakman Hurd: Iran: One Revolution at a Time

  • Tierney, Farmer, and Graen 1999 found that among 191 nonclerical employees in R & D, those with higher LMX scores earned higher ratings for creativity from their supervisors, submitted more high-quality “invention-disclosures,” and did more research reports.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Tierney, Farmer, and Graen 1999 found that among 191 nonclerical employees in R & D, those with higher LMX scores earned higher ratings for creativity from their supervisors, submitted more high-quality “invention-disclosures,” and did more research reports.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • This “logic” makes no sense UNLESS one grasps that this is the Muslim ummah speaking – ie, one individual speaking out for all nonclerical Faithful.

    You expected maybe the Donald Rumsfeld fan club? « BuzzMachine

  • In his sensitive analysis of the cases of thirty victims of (nonclerical) pedophilia, Michel Dorais notes that most cases of sexual assault in his study are by fathers or father figures (stepfathers, uncles, older brothers, or cousins).

    Scandal

  • Khomeini, many people believe, may have abhorred electoral democracy; but he was forced to compromise with nonclerical Islamists who had been influenced by modern democratic notions.

    Who Rules Iran?

  • The clerical population has risen from around 25,000 to more than 45,000, and the nonclerical population has more than tripled, to about 700,000.

    Who Rules Iran?

  • Her nonclerical family might be of low station, just as the pope's father had been a shoemaker, but Sophia was the niece of a cardinal, a prince of the Church.

    The Saracen: Land of the Infidel

  • Id. A person employed by a lobbyist (or a person employed by the lobbyist's employer who works under the lobbyist's direction) to assist the lobbyist in nonclerical lobby activities must be listed as an assistant on the lobbyist's registration.

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