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Meanings and phrases
- in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
- In 1969 the Jesuits handed the church to secular clergy of the Portsmouth diocese.
- At the start of the 16th century, the secular clergy (curates, vicars, canons, etc.)
- He received permission to recruit among the secular clergy to serve there on contracts of five-years duration.
- includes both clergy and laity.
- The General Synod of the Church of England is the legislative body for the church and comprises bishops, other clergy and laity.
- Nevertheless, the clergy and laity of Hereford gave him a warm welcome, and he enjoyed working with the incumbents of country parishes.
- The local clergy has 400 diocesan priests and 300 seminarians.
- During his lifetime, he also celebrated the occasion with a dinner attended by local clergy and gentry.
- Sometimes even the king's favor was not sufficient to avoid the troubles that the local clergy could cause.