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clerical

[ kler-i-kuhl ]
/ ˈklɛr ɪ kəl /
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adjective

noun

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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
clerically, adverb
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