clergy - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [plural] 

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/ˈklɜː(r)dʒi/
singularclergy
pluralclergies
  1. the people who lead religious services, especially Christian priests. A man who leads religious services is sometimes called a clergyman and a woman who leads religious services is sometimes called a clergywoman

    Over 50 clergy marched to Government House to register their protest.

    The Pope may consult certain sections of the clergy, but he alone decides.