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Definition of clergy:

  1. Learning; also, a learned profession.
  2. 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.
  3. The privilege or benefit of clergy.

Synonyms:

abbot, spiritualty, ministry, canon, bishopric, cloth, archbishopric, church, abbess, archbishop, prelacy, bishop, archdeacon, first estate, the Archbishop of Canterbury, cardinal, pastorate, spirituality.

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