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The real desire of the Clericals was an alteration of the school The Clericals.

Blanco was recalled, and Poliavieja, a sworn friend of the clericals, was sent out.

On her grave he had vowed eternal hostility to the nobles and the clericals.

Throughout, the Monarchists and the Clericals work together or are identical.

Like Bismarck, he in turn fought and conciliated the Clericals.

All the members of the University were not under the thumb of the clericals.

The Radicals determined to let the Clericals pull the chestnuts out of the fire.

As a rule the Clericals refused to participate in the referendum.

He was the boss of Castro, a good boss, accepted by everybody, save the Clericals.

M. Cartailhac suspected “clericals,” as to the Spanish cave paintings, but acknowledged his error.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "pertaining to the clergy," from cleric + -al (1), or from French clérical, from Old French clerigal "learned," from Latin clericalis, from clericus (see cleric). Meaning "pertaining to clerks" is from 1798.

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