adjective, clerk·li·er, clerk·li·est.
Origin of clerkly
Examples from the Web for clerkly
The honorific prefix "Sir" may in that case refer to clerkly qualities rather than to knighthood.More English Fairy Tales|Various
Ill could he tolerate the monotony and restraint of this clerkly life.A Book of Scoundrels|Charles Whibley
These he enclosed with the deeds in a large blue envelope, and in a clerkly hand addressed them, with a note, to James Crawshaw.Lancashire Idylls (1898)|Marshall Mather
If the strong hand had trembled above the lines, the clear, clerkly penmanship did not witness to the weakness.Husks|Marion Harland
There was something about this man which made his clerkly occupation seem incongruous.The Hour of the Dragon|Robert E. Howard