Clerical

[klˈɛɹɪkə͡l], [klˈɛɹɪkə‍l], [k_l_ˈɛ_ɹ_ɪ_k_əl]

Definitions of clerical:

  1.   Of or pertaining to the clergy; suitable for the clergy.
  2.   Pertaining to the clergy; pertaining to a writer or transcriber. Clerical error, error made by a transcriber; a venial error.
  3.   Of or belonging to the clergy.
  4.   Pert. to the clergy or the Church.
  5.   Clerically.
  6.   appropriate for or engaged in office work; " clerical skills"; " a clerical job"; " the clerical staff"
  7.   Of or pertaining to a clerk or clerks or of penmanship.
  8.   of or relating to the clergy; " clerical collar"
  9.   Of or relating to a clerk or copyist, or to writing.
  10.   Pertaining to the clergy; pertaining to a clerk, writer, or copyist.

Antonyms for clerical:

lay, secular, temporal, blue-collar.


Quotes for clerical:

  1. The church may hold whatever it holds with regard to clerical celibacy. – William P. Leahy
  2. Canon law itself says for one case of guilt, a priest can be dismissed from the clerical state. One. – Roger Mahony
  3. I grew up with Scientology- my parents at one point were clerical It's a pragmatic philosophy, not merely a belief system. Yeah, it's had media exposure because certain luminaries do Scientology, but millions of people do it who are not celebrities. It's not a threat or some cult. – Giovanni Ribisi

Usage examples for clerical:

  1. My lectures will put his wretched clerical defenders fairly on the defensive. ” – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  2. These claims are of precisely similar nature to those now before the Southern Claims Commission, and the War Department bureaus have not the clerical force for their examination nor proper machinery for investigating the loyalty of the claimants. ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. “ Papecta is probably a clerical error. ” – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  4. That lady's desire to be in time at the party alone determined her to this breach of the rules- and there were Eustace and Uncle Erasmus in their stiff clerical evening coats awaiting them in the corridor- while, as luck would have it, the lift stopped at the second floor to admit the Russian. ” – The Point of View by Elinor Glyn
  5. Impatient to engage me in conversation, he drew forth his notes, which he as suddenly shut up and returned to his pocket, on seeing the clerical looking man enter the room, accompanied by his bride, her countenance the very picture of innocence betrayed. ” – The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter by "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams
  6. “ R59428. Examination in clerical work. ” – U.S. Copyright Renewals, 1950 January - June by U.S. Copyright Office
  7. Ah, if one went about much in the clerical world one would doubtless learn remarkable things concerning her and her husband. ” – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  8. There was, in fact, something clerical in Northwick's bearing; and it was felt by some that he had studied for the ministry, but had gone into business to help his family. ” – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  9. This is what the clerical party has gained. ” – The Roman Question by Edmond About
  10. How this is to be explained I do not know, but Dr. Pusey can hardly have made such a clerical error. ” – Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2 by Robert Ornsby
  11. They are doing their best to improve the conditions of the young women and young men who are in clerical and other employment. ” – My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey M. Depew
  12. Then " Scenes of Clerical Life" ... ” – Lady-John-Russell by MacCarthy, Desmond
  13. He was thereupon reduced to the ranks, and for two and a half years was engaged in futile clerical work as a private in the army medical corps. ” – The Forerunners by Romain Rolland
  14. His sense of the ridiculous and that of his social interest made him perceive how absurd it would be to go into clerical society after having taken for a wife a millionaire converted the day before. ” – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  15. Out of delicacy the wishes of Isabel had not been mentioned by her clerical lover, and the admiral supposed he had only complied with his agreement with the general, without in any manner affecting the happiness of his daughter by his answer. ” – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  16. She liked clerical gossip; the church was finished, and how Biddy heard the saints singing in the window made a fine tale. ” – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  17. His hands were in his pockets, thrusting the skirts of his clerical coat to right and left; he slowly raised himself upon his toes and let himself down again, repeating the operation as though it helped him to think. ” – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  18. “ I believe I would rather like to think of you having this clerical gentleman in your collection, for I have a notion that it's the best work I have done. ” – Whistler Stories by Don C. Seitz
  19. Time was when such men could get odd clerical work, envelope and circular addressing, and a variety of light but irregular employment, at which, by economy and the help of their wives, they made a sort of living. ” – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  20. The removal of the disabilities required the repeal of one act of Parliament; and, if the holding communications with Rome on the subject of clerical appointments should be so construed as to require the repeal of another, it would hardly seem that there could be any greater violation of or departure from the principles of the constitution in repealing two acts than in repealing one. ” – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge

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