Meaning of clerical

cler•i•cal

Pronunciation: (kler'i-kul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, appropriate for, or assigned to an office clerk or clerks: a clerical job.
  2. doing the work of a clerk or clerks: a clerical assistant; a clerical staff.
  3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the clergy or a member of the clergy: clerical garb.
  4. advocating the power or influence of the clergy in politics, government, etc.: a clerical party.
—n.
  1. a cleric.
  2. clerical garments.
  3. a person or a party advocating the power or influence of the church in politics, government, etc.
  4. a person who does clerical work; office worker; clerk.
  5. a minor error, as in the keeping of records, the transcribing of documents, or the handling of correspondence.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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