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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.


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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