- cler·i·cal·ist, noun
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How to use clericalism in a sentence
There is a long history of official anti-clericalism in Mexico, but the atmosphere in Tierra Caliente goes far beyond that.
To divert the attention of the crowd from a demagogue who shouted, 'clericalism is the great enemy!'The Surprises of Life | Georges Clemenceau
The repression of clericalism was only a part of the scheme for a legalised Despotism.Ten Tudor Statesmen | Arthur D. Innes
The book was intended to draw the fire of the enemy, clericalism, and it did.Major Prophets of To-Day | Edwin E. Slosson
But he had attained a minor prominence in the debates of the Senate by his ardent anti-clericalism.
In the chamber he was president of the group of the left centre, standing strongly for the republic but against anti-clericalism.
British Dictionary definitions for clericalism
a policy of upholding the power of the clergy
the power of the clergy esp when excessively strong
- clericalist, noun
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