Definition of clerical:
written, churchwoman, civilian, pontifical, ceremonial, administrative, the Archbishop of Canterbury, canonical, bookkeeping, clerk, sacerdotal, archbishop, bishop, bishopric, clergyman, cooperative, holy, canon, associate, casual, cleric, parson, assistant, episcopal, lay, adjunct, churchman, ordained, worldly, office, clerkly, archbishopric, priestly, collegiate, clergywoman, monastic, sacred, apostolic, minister, cardinal, archdeacon, abbess, antisocial, churchly, collaborative, ecclesiastical, divine, religion, abbot, typing, preacher, white-collar.
- "George Eliot", Mathilde Blind.
And she was especially eager for clerical notice and friendship, not merely because that is quite the most respectable countenance to be obtained in society, but because she really cared about religious matters, and had an uneasy sense that she was not altogether safe in that quarter.- "Scenes of Clerical Life", George Eliot.
- "A Short History of Monks and Monasteries", Alfred Wesley Wishart.