Meaning of “clergyman” in the English Dictionary

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"clergyman" in British English

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clergymannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈklɜː.dʒi.mən/ us /ˈklɝː.dʒi.mən/ plural -men uk /-mən/ us

Examples from literature

  • He was destined to be a clergyman. 
  • She wasn't used to beautiful long words like that, except on Sundays when the clergyman read the prayers in church, and she wasn't used to politeness. 
  • The average clergyman cannot hope to amass wealth. 
  • The clergyman in the pulpit turned and looked through a window behind him, while all the congregation rose. 

(Definition of “clergyman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clergyman" in American English

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clergymannoun [ C ]

us /ˈklɜr·dʒi·mən/ plural clergymen /ˈklɜr·dʒi·mən, -ˌmen/ clergywomen /ˈklɜr·dʒiˌwɪm·ən/ female clergywoman, /ˈklɜr·dʒiˌwʊm·ən/

a member of the clergy

(Definition of “clergyman” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)