Definitions for "Clergy"
Keywords:  ordained, deacon, priest, bishop, laity
The body of men set apart, by due ordination, to the service of God, in the Christian church, in distinction from the laity; in England, usually restricted to the ministers of the Established Church.
the group of ordained ministers of a church or denomination; all ministers together as distinguished from lay persons. When used in distinction from laity, the term includes both bishops and priests; sometimes the term refers to all priests except the bishops: as in the expression, "All bishops and other clergy..."
A group who leads or performs certain responsibilities within a religious organization.
Keywords:  profession, learned
Learning; also, a learned profession.
Keywords:  privilege, benefit
The privilege or benefit of clergy.