Part of speech: noun

The body of men ordained to the Christian ministry.

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Usage examples "clergy":

  1. He sed he didn't mean to aboose the clergy. - "The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 1", Charles Farrar Browne.
  2. In this luxury the clergy of Harrison's rank did not share. - "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.
  3. That is the teaching of the clergy. - "The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays", Various.