Religious agents who are ordained to practice religious acts.

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Primary Base hier*

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ab* ac dis tg To pastor, lead (in a spiritual sense).
ax* fig abs ess sta dis tg Brother, sister, monk.
hier* abs ess sta Clergy.
kler* m itg Dueness.
pap* ess sta Leading figure of a religious or spiritual movement.

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* Canonicals Instruments of religious practice.
hier* Clergy Religious agents who are ordained to practice religious acts.
la* Laity Religious agents who are not ordained to practice religious acts.
aboek* Monastery, Abbey Facility of private religious practice.
* Rite Custom or ceremony of religion.
templ* Temple Facility of worship or public religious practice.

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Clergy

CLERGY, clericals, ministry, priesthood, presbytery, the cloth, the pulpit, the desk.
CLERGYMAN, divine, ecclesiastic, churchman, priest, presbyter, hierophant, pastor, shepherd, minister, clerk in holy orders, parson, sky pilot [slang]; father, - in Christ; padre, abbé [F.], curé [F.]; reverend; black coat; confessor.
[DIGNITARIES OF THE CHURCH] ecclesiarch, sacrist, hierarch; patriarch [Eastern Ch.]; Abba Salamah, Abuna [Abyssinian Ch.]; eminence, reverence, primate, metropolitan, archbishop, bishop, angel [as in the Cath. Apostolic Ch.], prelate, diocesan, suffragan, bishop coadjutor, dean, subdean, archdeacon, prebendary, canon, rural dean, rector, vicar, perpetual curate, residentiary, beneficiary, incumbent, chaplain, curate; elder, deacon, deaconess; preacher, reader, Bible reader, lay reader, lecturer; capitular; missionary, propagandist, Jesuit, revivalist, field preacher, colporteur.
churchwarden, deacon, questman [hist.], sidesman; clerk, precentor, choir; almoner, suisse [F.], verger, beadle, sexton, sacristan; acolyte, thurifer, censor-bearer; chorister, choir boy, member of the choir; soloist, quartet or quartette; organist.
[ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD] Pope, Holy Father, papa [obs. or rare], pontiff, high priest, cardinal; archbishop, bishop, bishop coadjutor; canon-regular, canon-secular, confessor, penitentiary, Grand Penitentiary, spiritual director.
RELIGIOUS, monastic, cenobite, conventual, abbot, prior, monk, friar, lay brother, beadsman or bedesman, mendicant, pilgrim, palmer; Jesuit, Franciscan, Friars minor, Minorites; Observant, Capuchin, Dominican, Carmelite; Augustinian; Gilbertine; Austin-, Black-, White-, Gray-, Crossed-, Crutched- Friars; Bonhomme, Carthusian, Benedictine, Cistercian, Trappist, Cluniac, Premonstratensian, Maturine; Templar, Hospitaler; Bernardine, Lorettine, pillarist, stylite; caloyer, hieromonach [both Eastern Ch.].
NUN, sister, religieuse [F.]; priestess, abbess, prioress, canoness; mother superior, superioress, the reverend mother; novice, postulant.
[JEWISH DISPENSATION] prophet, priest, high priest, Levite; Rabbi, Rabbin, scribe.
[MOHAMMEDAN] imam or imaum, kahin, kassis, sheik; mullah, murshid, mufti; hadji or haji, muezzin [all Ar.]; dervish or darvesh [Pers.], abdal (pl. abdali) [Pers.], fakir or faquir [Ar.], beshara [Hind.], bashara [Hind.], santon [Turkey].
[HINDU] Brahman or Brahmin, pujari, purohit [family priest]; pundit or pandit, guru; yogi, sannyasi or sanyasi; bhikshu, bhikhari, vairagi or bairagi, Ramwat, Ramanandi [all Hind.].
[BUDDHIST] poonghie or poonghee [Burma], talapoin [Ceylon & Indo-China], bonze; lama, Grand Lama or Dalai Lama [Tibet].
[VARIOUS] druid, druidess [ancient Celts]; flamen [Rom. relig. and ancient Britain]; hierus, hierophant [Gr. relig.]; daduchus or dadouchos, mystæ, epoptæ [Eleusinian Mysteries].