[klˈɛɹɪkə͡l], [klˈɛɹɪkə‍l], [k_l_ˈɛ_ɹ_ɪ_k_əl]

Definitions of clerical:

  1.   Clerically. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Pertaining to the clergy; pertaining to a writer or transcriber. Clerical error, error made by a transcriber; a venial error. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Pert. to the clergy or the Church. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4.   Pertaining to the clergy; pertaining to a clerk, writer, or copyist. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. This is what the clerical party has gained. ” – The Roman Question by Edmond About
  6. “ R59428. Examination in clerical work. ” – U.S. Copyright Renewals, 1950 January - June by U.S. Copyright Office
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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