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clerical

adjective accessory, ad administrationem pertimens, administrating, administrative, assistant, attendant, attending, auxiliary, ex officio, helping, intermediary
Associated concepts: clerical acts, clerical duties, clerical errors, clerical mistakes, clerical omissions
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Then take the whole business of insurance, the enormous mass of administrative and clerical labor it involves, and all utter waste--"
Half an hour, perhaps, was spent in combing and powdering this reverend appendage to a clerical skull.
Irwine now, if you had met him that June afternoon riding on his grey cob, with his dogs running beside him--portly, upright, manly, with a good-natured smile on his finely turned lips as he talked to his dashing young companion on the bay mare, you must have felt that, however ill he harmonized with sound theories of the clerical office, he somehow harmonized extremely well with that peaceful landscape.
He held the position until 1886, preferring it to in-door clerical work, and then resigned, the duties becoming too arduous for his failing strength.
Much mirth, and that, at times, of a boisterous kind, proceeded from the mouth of Richard; but Major Hartmann was not yet excited to his pitch of merriment, and Marmaduke respected the presence of his clerical guest too much to indulge in even the innocent humor that formed no small ingredient in his character.
Stumble-at-truth, that fine old clerical character the Rev.
The umbrella was a black and prosaic bundle long past repair; the hat was a broad-curved black hat, clerical but not common in England; the man was the very embodiment of all that is homely and helpless.
Beebe had his doubts, but they would have been put down to clerical narrowness.
Tess, on her part, could not understand why a man of clerical family and good education, and above physical want, should look upon it as a mishap to be alive.
We were busy with Peepy, taking off his clerical hat, asking him if he remembered us, and so on.
The Empress and the little Grand Duchess wore simple suits of foulard (or foulard silk, I don't know which is proper,) with a small blue spot in it; the dresses were trimmed with blue; both ladies wore broad blue sashes about their waists; linen collars and clerical ties of muslin; low-crowned straw-hats trimmed with blue velvet; parasols and flesh- colored gloves The Grand Duchess had no heels on her shoes.
Therefore, he attached himself more closely than ever to the clerical profession.