Derived from the Latin term ‘clericus’ (clergyman). It is a collective noun for those people who are ordained to perform religious duties. Individuals are called clerics. See also: Oxford Dictionaries for clergy and clerics.

For example, Saxo Grammaticus was a clergyman.

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