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clericala. [LL. clericalis. See Clerk.].
  •  Of or pertaining to the clergy; suitable for the clergy.  Burke.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of or relating to a clerk or copyist, or to writing.  E. Everett.  [1913 Webster]
  •  characteristic of the work performed by a clerk, secretary, or copyist, or suitable to be performed by a clerk.  [PJC]
A clerical error, an error made in copying or writing.


clerical, adj.
1 of the clergy or clergymen.
2 of or done by a clerk or clerks.

clerical collar a stiff upright white collar fastening at the back, as worn by the clergy in some Churches. clerical error an error made in copying or writing out.
clericalism n. clericalist n. clerically adv.
eccl.L clericalis (as CLERIC)



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