An example of clergy are priests.
Origin of clergy
- Middle English clergie from Old French (from Vulgar Latin clercīa) (from Late Latin clēricus clerk) and from Old French clergié body of clerks (from Vulgar Latin clercātus) (from Late Latin clēricātus) (from clēricus clerk, cleric)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Attested in the 13th Century CE; from clergie, from Old French clergié (“learned men”), from Late Latin clericātus, from Latin clericus (“one ordained for religious services”), from Ancient Greek κληρικός (klērikos, “of the clergy”).