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clergywoman

[klur-jee-woo m-uh n] /ˈklɜr dʒiˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural clergywomen.
1.
a female member of the clergy.
2.
a woman who is an ordained Christian minister.
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British Dictionary definitions for clergy-woman

clergywoman

/ˈklɜːdʒɪˌwʊmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a female member of the clergy Gender-neutral form vicar, priest
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Word Origin and History for clergy-woman

clergywoman

n.

1670s, a nun, from clergy + man (n.). Not seriously as "woman pastor" until 1871; in between it was used humorously for "old woman" or "domineering wife of a clergyman." Cf. clergyman.

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