clergy

All Noun Adjective
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  • Part three is a similar attack on the clergy of the time.
  • He abandoned the idea of entering the clergy and decided instead to study law.
  • Outside the larger cities, the number of available clergy dropped, and lay men started singing these parts.
  • Both clergy and lay are involved in the administrative structure of the Church.
  • He sought to improve the low moral and social condition of the clergy.
  • The restoration allowed the earl to found a clergy training school at the hall.
  • There are numerous administrative positions among the clergy that carry additional titles.
  • Education remained mostly focused on the training of future clergy.
  • Lower classes were less affected because literacy was common only in the upper class and clergy.
  • Therefore, the clergy wanted to remove his body from the sacred ground.
  • However, much work remained to bring reformed ideas to the clergy and to the people.
  • In all, half of the English clergy may have died.
  • He urged clergy to take action to protect Jews as he had done.
  • He and his son subsequently entered the clergy.
  • Local clergy promoted their own patron saints in an effort to secure their own market share.
  • They may be male or female, married, partnered or single, clergy or lay.
  • He made a number of converts there and gained the support of some of the local clergy.
  • But it was absolutely necessary both that the authority of the king and of the clergy should be great.
  • Different churches have different systems of clergy, though churches with similar polity have similar systems.
  • These are generally more junior clergy, who in a parish church would be serving a curacy.
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Meaning of clergy

  • noun In christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)