clerical

[ kler-i-kuh l ]
/ ˈklɛr ɪ kəl /

adjective

noun

Origin of clerical

1425–75 for sense “learned”; 1585–95 for def 3; late Middle English < Late Latin clēricālis, equivalent to clēric(us) cleric + -ālis -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for clerical

clerical

/ (ˈklɛrɪkəl) /

adjective

relating to or associated with the clergyclerical dress
of or relating to office clerks or their worka clerical error
supporting or advocating clericalism

Derived Forms

clerically, adverb
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