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Meaning of CLERICAL

Pronunciation:  'klerikul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  appropriate for or engaged in office work; "clerical skills"; "a clerical job"; "the clerical staff"
  2. [adj]  of or relating to the clergy; "clerical collar"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to clerks; "clerical work"

CLERICAL is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: white-collar



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cler"ic*al\, a. [LL. clericalis. See {Clerk}.]
1. Of or pertaining to the clergy; suitable for the clergy.
   ``A clerical education.'' --Burke.

2. Of or relating to a clerk or copyist, or to writing.
   ``Clerical work.'' --E. Everett.

{A clerical error}, an error made in copying or writing.

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