- clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
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Those people who are appointed to work in the church. The three types of clergy are deacons, priests and bishops.
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[ Middle English clergie
, Old French clergie
, French clergie
clerc, from Latin clericus
priest) confused with Old French clergié
, French clergé
, from Late Latin clericatus
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in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
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• (n.) The privilege or benefit of clergy. • (n.) The body of men set apart, by due ordination, to the service of God, in the Christian church, in distinction from the laity; in England, usually restricted to the ministers of the Established Church. • (n.) Learning; also, a learned profession.
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a body of ordained ministers in a Christian church. In the Roman Catholic Church and in the Church of England, the term includes the orders of ... [19 related articles]
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clergy: see ministry; monasticism; orders, holy.
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Clergy is the body of ecclesiastical persons, in contradistinction to the laity. The Greek word came in to use to indicate that this class waste be considered as the particular inheritance and property of God, or else, which is more probable, because it was customary to select by lot those set apart for special religious functions. At first there w
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A priest or minister in the Christian church.
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Ordained individuals who perform spiritual and/or religious functions.
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Ecclesial body made up of those who received the sacrament of the Order. It is divided into the secular clergy, consisting of those who belong to the diocesan clergy, and regular clergy, formed by the clerics of religious congregations
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