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Clergy

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The men of God’s lot or inheritance. In St. Peter’s first epistle (ch. v. 3) the Church is calledGod’s heritage” or lot. In the Old Testament the tribe of Levi is called the “lot or heritage of the Lord.” (Greek, κληρoζ; Latin, clerus and clericus, whence Norman clerex and clerkus; French, clergé.)

Benefit of clergy. (See Benefit.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Clelia
Clelie
Clement (St.)
Clementina (The Lady)
Clench and Clinch
Cleombrotos
Cleon
Cleopatra
Cleopatra and her Pearl
Clergy
Clergymen
Clerical Titles
Clerical Vestments
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Clerk
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Clerkly
Client
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