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Definition of "clerical" []

  • Of or relating to clerks or office workers or their work. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the clergy. (adjective)
  • Advocating clericalism. (adjective)
  • A member of the clergy. (noun)
  • Garments worn by the clergy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "clerical" in a sentence
  • "He also now says he failed to report two smaller land deals because of what he calls clerical errors."
  • "Rather, the move would see prisoners working in clerical roles and for utility companies such as the National Grid, which already runs some prison programs."
  • "I for one would rather watch football (American or English variety) than a performance by an unbeliever in clerical drag."