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Definition of Clergy

Clergy

  1. The body of men set apart, by due ordination, to the service of God, in the Christian church, in distinction from the laity; in England, usually restricted to the ministers of the Established Church.
  2. Learning; also, a learned profession.
  3. The privilege or benefit of clergy.

Clergy Quotations

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
Carl Sagan

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
Rudyard Kipling

It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.
Jane Austen

The people of God want pastors, not clergy acting like bureaucrats or government officials.
Pope Francis

I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution.
Jonathan Swift
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Clergy Translations

clergy in German is Geistliche
clergy in Spanish is clero

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