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clergy
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

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Definition
formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • Having a priest say this was a stroke of genius on Maggie's part— who wouldn't believe a member of the clergy when it came to religion?
  • I hadn't asked for one, certainly, and in my previous experience, the clergy only wanted to give a lecture on how being gay was a choice, and how God loved me (but not my pesky habit of falling in love with other men).
  • "I have to admit," Fletcher said, "I don't get very many calls from the Catholic clergy.
  • When you have a belief system that says you shouldn't listen to the clergy, and that you should continually ask questions, instead of accepting doctrine, it's hard to form a community.

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