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clergyman

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nounplural noun clergymen

  • A male priest, minister, or religious leader, especially a Christian one.

    ‘My rabbi in Brooklyn, who is a national Jewish leader, probably did not know a single Christian clergyman on a first-name basis.’
    • ‘Along with several couples, there were a group of five unattached girls and this unattached clergyman.’
    • ‘Walker, an elderly Church of Ireland clergyman, was the heart and soul of Londonderry's resistance to James II after the Glorious Revolution.’
    • ‘The son of a Church of Ireland clergyman, he emigrated in 1875 as a graduate in law from Trinity College, Dublin.’
    • ‘Well, a chaplain, by anybody's dictionary, is a person - clergyman or layman - who conducts a service in a chapel.’
    • ‘If it's a clergy person, that's fine, but no clergyman has to perform it if it's against their religion, or it can be a justice of the peace.’
    • ‘Jane is sent to Lowood Institution, a charitable, cheap and strictly kept school for clergyman's daughters.’
    • ‘In the wake of the demise of the Roman Empire, European peasants, nobles and clergyman had to literally remake their lives.’
    • ‘The Pledge, itself, came along slightly more than a century ago, the work of a socialist editor and clergyman.’
    • ‘I search my memory bank and remember that some Lutheran clergyman were taken to camps during the war.’
    • ‘Nor did Morse's father, a prominent Massachusetts clergyman, have an artistic career in mind for his oldest son.’
    • ‘A consistory court has the power to hear against any Anglican clergyman or woman a charge of ‘conduct unbecoming a clerk in holy orders’.’
    • ‘On occasion, Evensong was conducted by a thrice-retired diminutive clergyman from the Ministry of Healing.’
    • ‘Ariah begins as a stock character - the repressed, pale, clergyman's daughter, stiff-backed with pebbly green eyes and a talent for the piano.’
    • ‘A famous author and clergyman once said: ‘Bigotry warps the soul by shutting out the truth.’’
    • ‘Its protagonist, an earnest but questioning clergyman, resigns his orders for a life of social service in the East End, to the distress of his devout wife Catherine.’
    • ‘Written in 1855, it tells the story of a middle class clergyman's daughter who leaves Hampshire to start a new life in the northern industrial town of Milton.’
    • ‘The 40-year-old clergyman is fired up with enthusiasm for his new post.’
    • ‘One New Orleans clergyman, whose home was flooded, refused to attend.’
    • ‘Despite the fact that his father was a landowner, town councillor, and clergyman we hear of no attempt to rescue or ransom the captive.’
    priest, churchman, man of the cloth, man of God, cleric, minister, preacher, chaplain, father
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Pronunciation

clergyman

/ˈklərjēmən/ /ˈklərdʒimən/