Inside the game (and only inside the game, you anti-RPG freaks), clerics are the priests of the RPG world. Cleric characters are generally spellcasters who get their supernatural abilities as gifts from the god they follow. Some of them take up roles as peaceful holy(wo)men, wearing robes and pouring over holy texts, while others take up armor and weapons to smite evil (or good) in their god's name. They are also often refered to as healers due to their almost exclusive ability to heal wounds magically. - (examples: d4, d6, d20) Shorthand for various sided dice. See the Die listing for a full explination.
A term from Canon Law referring to ordained priests and ordained deacons who are incardinated in the Diocese of Lexington, as well as religious priests, and priests and deacons incardinated in other dioceses who are engaged in a ministry under the control or auspices of the Diocese of Lexington.
The cleric is a character class in Dungeons & Dragons and other fantasy role-playing games. The cleric is a priest, a healer, and a holy warrior. Clerics are members of religious orders, with the original intent being to portray soldiers of sacred orders who have magical abilities granted by the gods.