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[klur-jee-pur-suh n] /ˈklɜr dʒiˌpɜr sən/
a member of the clergy.
an ordained Christian minister.
Origin of clergyperson
Usage note
See -person. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for clergyperson
  • In my experience as a clergyperson, there is no limit to the verbal sniping human beings can level at one another.
  • It is also irrelevant for me to know how my clergyperson plans to vote.
  • Sometimes a therapist or clergyperson needs to referee family meetings.
  • Also, it is a good idea to talk with professionals such as your doctor, clergyperson and a lawyer before you sign this form.
  • Talk with your doctor or clergyperson about your feelings so that you can work through them together.
  • In each instance the families involved sought the ministry of a clergyperson, not a politician.
  • If requested, you can refer them to a pastoral care professional or offer to call a clergyperson or chaplain of their choice.
Contemporary definitions for clergyperson

a neutral term for a member of the clergy

Usage Note

plural is clergypeople's 21st Century Lexicon
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