The definition of clergy are people that have been trained and approved for religious service.noun
An example of clergy are priests.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
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, from Old French (from Vulgar Latin *clercīa, from Late Latin clēricus; see clerk) and from Old French clergié, body of clerks (from Vulgar Latin *clercātus, from Late Latin clēricātus, from clēricus, clerk, cleric).