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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section V. Religious Affections
5. Religious Institutions
 
996. Clergy.
 
  
NOUN: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].
  
VERB:take orders [See Churchdom].
  
ADJECTIVE:ORDAINED, in orders, in holy orders, called to the ministry; the Reverend, the very Reverend, the Right Reverend.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. O most gentle pulpiter! what tedious homily of love have you wearied your parishioners withal!—As You Like It
  2. The shepherd seeks the sheep and not the sheep the shepherd.—Measure for Measure
  3. To have a thin stipend, and an everlasting parish, Lord, what a torment ’tis!—Beaumont and Fletcher
  4. Wait till you hear me from the pulpit, there you cannot answer me!—Bishop Gilbert Haven

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