1. clergy

noun. ['ˈklɝːdʒi'] in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity).


  • clergyman
  • pastorate
  • prelature
  • cardinalate
  • man of the cloth
  • prelacy
  • reverend


  • laity
  • profane
  • temporalty
  • common person

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Rhymes with Clergy

  • mukherjee
  • chatterjee
  • banerjee
  • virgy
  • lurgi
  • burgy
  • bergey

How do you pronounce clergy?

Pronounce clergy as ˈklərʤi.

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Sentences with clergy

1. Noun, singular or mass
The mortar board and gown have a long history, dating back to medieval clergy and European universities.

2. Adjective
Some sites offer free ordination without obligation, while others require you to purchase a clergy package.

Quotes about clergy

1. A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
- Carl Sagan

2. The bullet that has hit us Muslims today left the gun centuries ago when we let the clergy decide that knowledge and education were not important.
- Nadeem Aslam, The Wasted Vigil