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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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This Code was comprised of legislation based on a clericalist mind set that dated back to the early Middle Ages.
There is nothing surprising about this approach in a church that continues to labor under clericalist and hierarchical tutelage and where the vast majority of the people of God minister, serve, and worship at the behest of the clergy.
Missionary drive: The church has to take its message to the streets, breaking the traditionally clericalist and passive ethos of Latin American Catholicism.
if we are to change the clericalist culture that is at the root of our present crisis, the effects of which are altogether more pervasive than the issue of child abuse.
The movement, though dominated by clergy, was not exclusively clericalist in inspiration or reception.
She represents the arguments of French feminists who opposed a divided citizenship for women on the British model and also cites a recent study which argues that a revival of anti-Republican, clericalist argument in post-war France contributed to the delay in extending suffrage to women in France until 1944.
The liberal-socialist pole would have perceived any failure of the new Constitution to acknowledge the "right to choose" as a clear sign that, through the attainment of independence and the fall of the single-party regime, the country was about to revert to a reactionary conservative, clericalist Catholic, patriarchal, and provincial mini-state -- indeed, a nation radically different and completely at odds with the notion of a new and modern Slovenia, with liberal and cosmopolitan perspectives that would guarantee the freedoms of the individual that they wished to see forged.
O'Duffy was an out-and-out Catholic clericalist who dutifully accepted the lead of the pulpit and the guidance of Rome.
This implies that clericalist and other opposition to sensible, humane population-growth-control programs is both criminally stupid and socially irresponsible.
In Mexico, Benedict implied that one pillar of a continental mission should be overcoming the clericalist ethos often associated with Latin American Catholicism, in which God is conceived as a cosmic monarch and the lay role is understood in passive terms.
2, covering the period from independence to the eve of the 20th century, treats the protracted struggle between the new republics and the Holy See, the tensions between laicist and clericalist factions and their intellectual legitimatizations, the Latin American input into Vatican I and the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, early reflections on tolerance and pluralism, and the variety of concordat relationships that finally emerged.
It rehearses the clericalist arguments of Jonathan Clark (oddly or mischievously spelled throughout in the manner of the Arian Samuel Clarke) and the "age of negligence" portrayal afforded by the work of Peter Virgin, but does not engage their arguments except in passing.