Meaning of “clerical” in the English Dictionary

"clerical" in British English

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clericaladjective

uk /ˈkler.ɪ.kəl/ us /ˈkler.ɪ.kəl/

clerical adjective (OFFICE WORK)

relating to work done in an office:

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

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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

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clericaladjective

uk /ˈklerɪkəl/ us

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 top executive.
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)