clergy-man

clergyman

[klur-jee-muhn]
noun, plural clergymen.
1.
a member of the clergy.
2.
an ordained Christian minister.

Origin:
1570–80; clergy + -man

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clergyman (ˈklɜːdʒɪmən)
 
n , pl -men
vicar, Gender-neutral form: priest a member of the clergy

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clergyman
1570s, from clergy + man. Clergywoman is 1673.
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