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clergyman

[klur-jee-muh n] /ˈklɜr dʒi mən/
noun, plural clergymen.
1.
a member of the clergy.
2.
an ordained Christian minister.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; clergy + -man
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  • He must also be sure to ask for the wedding ring and the clergyman's fee, and put them in his own waistcoat pocket.
  • The piscatorial clergyman was busy down on the rocks along the shore of the lake all the morning.
  • She simply listens to the blandishments of the procuress, while in the background the preoccupied clergyman ignores her.
  • The writer-director often invests his scripts with the sort of advice a concerned clergyman might give the wandering faithful.
British Dictionary definitions for clergyman

clergyman

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

1570s, from clergy + man (n.).

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