Definition of "cleric" [cler•ic]

  • A member of the clergy. (noun)

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Use "cleric" in a sentence
  • "Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, himself a Catholic, said on Friday that he regretted what he described as the cleric's deeply conservative attitude."
  • "The Yemeni official said that while more than one source has indicated that al-Awlaki blessed this operation, the cleric is not believed to be involved in the operational planning."
  • "Just as soon as another Iran cleric is caught with his pants down."