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||the group or body of people authorized to conduct religious services, such as ministers, priests, or rabbis. (Cf. laity.)
He was a very young man when he entered the clergy.Many members of the local clergy attended the rally.They were married by someone in the clergy, but I don't know if it was a priest.
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- church, churchmen, clergymen, clerics, cloth, ecclesiastics, fathers, ministers, padres, parsons, pastorate, pastors, preachers, presbyters, presbytery, priestesses, priesthood, priests, pulpit, rabbis, rebbes, rectors, reverends, vicars