The definition of clergy are people that have been trained and approved for religious service.(noun)
An example of clergy are priests.
See clergy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. clergies
Origin: ME clergie, office or dignity of a clergyman < OFr < LL(Ec) clericus: see clerk
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noun pl. cler·gies
Origin: Middle English clergie
Origin: , from Old French (from Vulgar Latin *clercīa, from Late Latin clēricus; see clerk)
Origin: and from Old French clergié, body of clerks (from Vulgar Latin *clercātus, from Late Latin clēricātus, from clēricus, clerk, cleric).
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