[klur-jee-woo m-uh n]
noun, plural cler·gy·wom·en.
a female member of the clergy.
a woman who is an ordained Christian minister.
- clergy, benefit of,
- clerical collar,
Origin of clergywoman
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Examples from the Web for clergywoman
He resisted but little, for his parish needed a clergywoman sadly.The Incomplete Amorist|E. Nesbit
She seemed to have been at the inn with the clergywoman, and was telling the tinker-mother the result.Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men|Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
noun plural -men
a female member of the clergyGender-neutral form: vicar, priest
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