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clerical

[kler-i-kuhl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, appropriate for, or assigned to an office clerk or clerks: a clerical job.
2.
doing the work of a clerk or clerks: a clerical assistant; a clerical staff.
3.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the clergy or a member of the clergy: clerical garb.
4.
advocating the power or influence of the clergy in politics, government, etc.: a clerical party.
noun
5.
a cleric.
6.
clericals, Informal. clerical garments.
7.
a person or a party advocating the power or influence of the church in politics, government, etc.
8.
a person who does clerical work; office worker; clerk.
9.
Also called clerical error. a minor error, as in the keeping of records, the transcribing of documents, or the handling of correspondence.

Origin:
1425–75 for sense “learned”; 1585–95 for def 3; late Middle English < Late Latin clēricālis, equivalent to clēric(us) cleric + -ālis -al1

clericality, noun
clerically, adverb
interclerical, adjective
nonclerical, adjective, noun
nonclerically, adverb
preclerical, adjective
proclerical, adjective
pseudoclerical, adjective
pseudoclerically, adverb
quasi-clerical, adjective
quasi-clerically, adverb
semiclerical, adjective
semiclerically, adverb
unclerical, adjective
unclerically, adverb
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clerical (ˈklɛrɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  relating to or associated with the clergy: clerical dress
2.  of or relating to office clerks or their work: a clerical error
3.  supporting or advocating clericalism
 
'clerically
 
adv

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clerical
1590s, "pertaining to the clergy," from cleric + -al (1). Meaning "pertaining to clerks" is from 1798.
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