churchman

Definitions of churchman
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n a clergyman or other person in religious orders

Synonyms:
cleric, divine, ecclesiastic
Examples:
Thomas a Kempis
German ecclesiastic (1380-1471)
Saint Bruno
(Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
Types:
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ordainer
a cleric who ordains; a cleric who admits someone to holy orders
pardoner
a medieval cleric who raised money for the church by selling papal indulgences
pluralist
a cleric who holds more than one benefice at a time
absolver
someone who grants absolution
Type of:
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend
a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church

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