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noun. ['ˈklɝːdʒi'] in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity).
- man of the cloth
- common person
Rhymes with Clergy
How do you pronounce clergy?
Pronounce clergy as ˈklərʤi.
US - How to pronounce clergy in American English
UK - How to pronounce clergy in British English
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.
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