- an ordained Christian minister
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
CLERGYMAN, n. A man who undertakes the management of our spiritual
affairs as a method of better his temporal ones.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
Cler"gy*man (?), n.; pl.
Clergymen (#). An ordained minister; a man
regularly authorized to preach the gospel, and administer its
ordinances; in England usually restricted to a minister of the
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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