clerical Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “clerical” in the English Dictionary

"clerical" in British English

See all translations

clericaladjective

uk   /ˈkler.ɪ.kəl/  us   /ˈkler.ɪ.kəl/
  • clerical adjective (OFFICE WORK)

relating to ​work done in an ​office: a clerical job (= a ​jobperforminggeneralofficeduties). a clerical error (= a ​mistake made in the ​office)
  • clerical adjective (PRIEST)

relating to a ​priest or ​priests: clerical ​ministry
(Definition of clerical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clerical" in American English

See all translations

clericaladjective

 us   /ˈkler·ɪ·kəl/
relating to the ​type of ​work usually done in an ​office, or to the ​work of a ​clerk
(Definition of clerical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"clerical" in Business English

See all translations

clericaladjective

uk   us   /ˈklerɪkəl/
WORKPLACE, HR relating to ​work done in an ​office, ​dealing with ​files, ​records, etc.: clerical job/work She ​worked her way up from a clerical ​job to become a ​topexecutive. The apparent ​drop in ​profitability was blamed on a clerical ​error which involved some ​double counting.
(Definition of clerical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of clerical?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“clerical” in British English

Just who is driving this thing?
Just who is driving this thing?
by ,
May 03, 2016
by Colin McIntosh Do you remember Herbie the Love Bug? Herbie was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle car in a string of Walt Disney movies. In typical Disney anthropomorphic style, Herbie goes his own way, falls in love, cries, plays jokes, and generally has a mind of his own. While the new driverless cars, like those being

Read More 

Word of the Day

galaxy

one of the independent groups of stars in the universe

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More