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noun as in preacher

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As hardline cleric and Khamenei ally Mehdi Taaeb recently declared “we have now reached the stage for the purification of the Islamic Revolution.”

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Nearly 600 people registered as candidates with the Guardian Council, a 12-person body made up of jurists and clerics who answer to the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Supreme Leaders are chosen by a group of clerics called the Assembly of Experts.

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However, said Tia Noelle Pratt, a Villanova University sociologist who has studied the church’s handling of racial issues, the removal of a cleric is significant.

The authors of these documents are as diverse as the locales, including military men, to be sure, but also adventurers, philosophers, doctors, clerics, explorers and revolutionaries.

Three years ago, Republican Guard soldiers came into the hills and killed a cleric accused of hosting Jundullah fighters.

But he seemed on first encounter to be very gray, more a forgettable clerk than a firebrand cleric.

In 1483 the princes were publicly declared illegitimate by a cleric.

And the third was Mullah Adahdad, 45, an unarmed cleric who was attacked with a grenade and gunned down by several soldiers.

Coming from the Jordanian cleric, that condemnation is especially powerful.

His friends now wondered at the cleric and very official-looking nature of his position.

A cleric declares that he was at heart not a bad child but had been harmed by bad examples.

They send a messenger to the cleric, that water be brought to them in the field.

In a passion, he cursed the cleric, crying: 'As the minister of the devil, thou canst only guide to hell!

"Paint the soul, never mind the legs and arms," recommended the cleric in Fra Lippo Lippi.


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On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cleric, such as: chaplain, clergyman, minister, priest, rabbi, and churchman.

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