- A member of the clergy, such as a priest or minister.
- A person who is trained in religious or theological studies and is authorized to lead religious ceremonies or perform other religious duties.
Late middle english: via old french from latin clericus "clergyman", from greek klērikos "belonging to the lot (of the clergy)", from klēros "lot".
- The cleric performed the marriage ceremony.
- The cleric delivered the sermon.
- The cleric was a Catholic priest.
- The cleric was a theologian.
- The cleric led the prayer service.