A cleric is a member of the clergy.

His grandfather was a Muslim cleric.

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  • Cleric — • A person who has been legitimately received into the ranks of the clergy Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Cleric     Cleric     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • cleric — CLÉRIC, clerici, s.m. Membru al clerului. – Din lat. clericus. Trimis de ibogdank, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  Cleric ≠ laic, mirean Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004. Sursa: Antonime  CLÉRIC s. (bis.) (înv.) duhovnic. (clericul este membru al… …   Dicționar Român

  • Cleric — Cler ic, n. [AS., fr. L. clericus. See {Clerk}.] A clerk, a clergyman. [R.] Bp. Horsley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cleric — Cler ic, a. Same as {Clerical}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cleric — n. A member of the clergy. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • cleric — (n.) 1620s, from L.L. clericus clergyman, priest (4c.), lit. belonging to the clerus; from Eccles. Gk. klerikos, belonging to the clergy, originally pertaining to an inheritance, but in Christian use pertaining to the ecclesiastical order, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • cleric — ► NOUN ▪ a priest or religious leader. ORIGIN Latin clericus, from Greek kl ros lot, heritage (with reference to Acts of the Apostles, chapter 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • cleric — [kler′ik] n. [LL(Ec) clericus: see CLERK] a member of the clergy adj. relating to the clergy or one of its members …   English World dictionary

  • Cleric — A cleric (Ancient Greek κληρικός klērikos), clergyman (pl. clergymen), or churchman (pl. churchmen) is a member of the clergy of a religion, especially one who is a priest, preacher, or other religious professional. It is often used to refer to… …   Wikipedia

  • cleric — UK [ˈklerɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms cleric : singular cleric plural clerics formal 1) a leader of any religion Muslim clerics 2) old fashioned a member of the clergy …   English dictionary

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