Western economic sanctions have not brought the clerical house down, but they have severely reduced investment, credit, and trade.
The fate of Iran depends on which way the clerical establishment falls.
He offered the general holy water and led him to his own clerical prayer stool.
The biggest midday stock-market drop ever stemmed less from the Greek crisis than a clerical mistake.
After the formation of the Islamic republic, however, the MEK lost favor with the clerical regime and was promptly outlawed.
Worst of all, however, in their effect were the restrictions to the clerical Order.
She had never seen him in his clerical dress, so she could not have recognised him yet.
He arrived there just in time to see the doors flung open to let in an army of clerical men and women for the day.
It is true that his practical experience of his clerical life was very slender.
The clerical schools were no less important than the lay, but less distinctive because their fellows existed north of the Alps.