Clergy

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Clergy->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ clergy
clergy
clericals
ministry
priesthood
presbytery
the cloth
the desk
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ clergyman
clergyman
divine
ecclesiastic
churchman
priest
presbyter
hierophant
pastor
shepherd
minister
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ father
father
father in Christ
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ padre
padre
abbe
cure
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ patriarch
patriarch
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ reverend
reverend
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ black coat
black coat
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ confessor
confessor
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ dignitaries of the church
dignitaries of the church
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ ecclesiarch
ecclesiarch
hierarch
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ ebdomarius
ebdomarius
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ eminence
eminence
reverence
elder
primate
metropolitan
archbishop
bishop
prelate
diocesan
suffragan
dean
subdean
archdeacon
prebendary
canon
rural dean
rector
parson
vicar
perpetual curate
residentiary
beneficiary
incumbent
chaplain
curate
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ deacon
deacon
deaconess
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ preacher
preacher
reader
lecturer
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ capitular
capitular
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ missionary
missionary
propagandist
Jesuit
revivalist
field preacher
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ churchwarden
churchwarden
sidesman
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ clerk
clerk
precentor
choir
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ almoner
almoner
suisse
verger
beadle
sexton
sacristan
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ acolyth
acolyth
acolothyst
acolyte
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ chorister
chorister
=>(Roman Catholic priesthood)
GRP: \\ N \\ Roman Catholic priesthood
Sgm: \\ N \\ Roman Catholic priesthood \\ Pope
Pope
Papa
pontiff
high priest
cardinal
Sgm: \\ N \\ Roman Catholic priesthood \\ ancient flamen
ancient flamen
flamen
Sgm: \\ N \\ Roman Catholic priesthood \\ confessor
confessor
penitentiary
Sgm: \\ N \\ Roman Catholic priesthood \\ spiritual director
spiritual director
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ cenobite
cenobite
conventual
abbot
prior
monk
friar
lay brother
beadsman
mendicant
pilgrim
palmer
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ canon regular
canon regular
canon secular
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ Franciscan
Franciscan
Friars minor
Minorites
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ Observant
Observant
Capuchin
Dominican
Carmelite
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ Augustinian
Augustinian
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ Gilbertine
Gilbertine
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ Austin Friars
Austin Friars
Black Friars
White Friars
Gray Friars
Crossed Friars
Crutched Friars
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ Bonhomme
Bonhomme
Carthusian
Benedictine
Cistercian
Trappist
Cluniac
Premonstatensian
Maturine
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ Templar
Templar
Hospitaler
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ Bernardine
Bernardine
Lorettine
pillarist
stylite
GRP: \\ N \\ 7
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ abbess
abbess
prioress
canoness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ religieuse
religieuse
nun
novice
postulant
=>(Under the Jewis dispensation)
GRP: \\ N \\ Under the Jewis dispensation
Sgm: \\ N \\ Under the Jewis dispensation \\ prophet
prophet
priest
high priest
Levite
Sgm: \\ N \\ Under the Jewis dispensation \\ Rabbi
Rabbi
Rabbin
Sgm: \\ N \\ Under the Jewis dispensation \\ scribe
scribe
=>(Mohammedan &c.)
GRP: \\ N \\ Mohammedan -c.
Sgm: \\ N \\ Mohammedan -c. \\ mullah
mullah
muezzin
Sgm: \\ N \\ Mohammedan -c. \\ ulema
ulema
imaum
sheik
Sgm: \\ N \\ Mohammedan -c. \\ sufi
sufi
Sgm: \\ N \\ Mohammedan -c. \\ kahin
kahin
kassis
Sgm: \\ N \\ Mohammedan -c. \\ mufti
mufti
hadji
dervish
Sgm: \\ N \\ Mohammedan -c. \\ fakir
fakir
faquir
Sgm: \\ N \\ Mohammedan -c. \\ brahmin
brahmin
guru
kaziaskier
poonghie
sanyasi
Sgm: \\ N \\ Mohammedan -c. \\ druid
druid
bonze
santon
abdal
Lama
talapoin
caloyer
PARAG:Clergy->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ take orders
take orders
&c. 995
PARAG:Clergy->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ the Reverend
the Reverend
the very Reverend
the Right Reverend
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ ordained
ordained
in orders
called to the ministry

English dictionary for students. 2013.

Synonyms:
, , , (in distinction from the laity)


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  • Clergy — Cler gy, n. [OE. clergie, clergi, clerge, OF. clergie, F. clergie (fr. clerc clerc, fr. L. clericus priest) confused with OF. clergi[ e], F. clerg[ e], fr. LL. clericatus office of priest, monastic life, fr. L. clericus priest, LL. scholar, clerc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clergy — n. Religious professionals; those ordained for the ministry. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • clergy — c.1200, clergie office or dignity of a clergyman, from two Old French words: 1. clergié clerics, learned men, from M.L. clericatus, from L.L. clericus (see CLERK (Cf. clerk)); 2. clergie learning, knowledge, erudition, from clerc, also from L.L.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • clergy — [n] ministry of church canonicate, canonry, cardinalate, churchpersons, clerics, conclave, deaconry, diaconate, ecclesiastics, first estate, holy order, pastorate, prelacy, priesthood, rabbinate, the cloth, the desk, the pulpit; concept 369 …   New thesaurus

  • clergy — ► NOUN (pl. clergies) (usu. treated as pl. ) ▪ the body of people ordained for religious duties in the Christian Church. ORIGIN Latin clericus cleric, clergyman …   English terms dictionary

  • clergy — [klʉr′jē] n. pl. clergies [ME clergie, office or dignity of a clergyman < OFr < LL(Ec) clericus: see CLERK] persons ordained for religious service; ministers, priests, rabbis, etc., collectively …   English World dictionary

  • Clergy — (left to right) George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury (1991–2002), Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi (UK), Mustafa Ceric, Grand Mufti of Bosnia, Jim Wallis, Sojourners, USA. 2009 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Cleric redirects here. For… …   Wikipedia

  • clergy — clergylike, adj. /klerr jee/, n., pl. clergies. the group or body of ordained persons in a religion, as distinguished from the laity. [1175 1225; ME clerge, clergie < OF clergé ( < LL clericatus office of a priest; see CLERIC, ATE3), clergie,… …   Universalium

  • clergy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Religious personnel Nouns 1. (body of clergy) clergy, ministry, priesthood, rabbinate, abbacy, ulema, imamate; the cloth, Roman collar. See religion, worship. 2. (member of the clergy) clergyman or woman …   English dictionary for students

  • clergy */*/ — UK [ˈklɜː(r)dʒɪ] / US [ˈklɜrdʒɪ] noun [plural] Word forms clergy : singular clergy plural clergies the people who lead religious services, especially Christian priests. A man who leads religious services is sometimes called a clergyman and a… …   English dictionary

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