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Benefit of clergy
Benefit Ben"e*fit, n. [OE. benefet, benfeet, bienfet, F. bienfait, fr. L. benefactum; bene well (adv. of bonus good) + factum, p. p. of facere to do. See Bounty, and Fact.] 1. An act of kindness; a favor conferred. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. --Ps. ciii. 2. 2. Whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness, or adds value to property; advantage; profit. Men have no right to what is not for their benefit. --Burke. 3. A theatrical performance, a concert, or the like, the proceeds of which do not go to the lessee of the theater or to the company, but to some individual actor, or to some charitable use. 4. Beneficence; liberality. [Obs.] --Webster (1623). 5. pl. Natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments. [R.] ``The benefits of your own country.' --Shak. Benefit of clergy. (Law) See under Clergy. Syn: Profit; service; use; avail. See Advantage.
Clergyable
Clergyable Cler"gy*a*ble, a. Entitled to, or admitting, the benefit of clergy; as, a clergyable felony. --Blackstone.
Clergyman
Clergyman Cler"gy*man, n.; pl. Clergymen. An ordained minister; a man regularly authorized to preach the gospel, and administer its ordinances; in England usually restricted to a minister of the Established Church.
Clergymen
Clergyman Cler"gy*man, n.; pl. Clergymen. An ordained minister; a man regularly authorized to preach the gospel, and administer its ordinances; in England usually restricted to a minister of the Established Church.

Meaning of Clergy from wikipedia

- Clergy are formal leaders within established religions. Their roles and functions vary in different religious traditions, but usually involve presiding...
- A clergy house is the residence, or former residence, of one or more priests or ministers of religion. Such residences are known by various names, including...
- In English law, the benefit of clergy (Law Latin: privilegium clericale) was originally a provision by which clergymen could claim that they were outside...
- Clerical clothing is non-liturgical clothing worn exclusively by clergy. It is distinct from vestments in that it is not reserved specifically for services...
- The term secular clergy refers to deacons and priests who are not monastics or members of a religious institute. A diocesan priest is a Catholic, Anglican...
- A clerical collar, clergy collar, or Roman collar, is an item of Christian clerical clothing. The collar closes at the back of the neck, presenting a seamless...
- churches, the term "minister" usually refers to a member of the ordained clergy who leads a congregation or parti****tes in a role in a parachurch ministry;...
- The ordination of ****, ****, bi****ual and/or transgender (LGBT) clergy who are open about their ****uality (or gender identity if transgender), are ****ually...
- instead they use the ****ociated post-nominal letters. Church of England clergy who receive knighthoods do also not receive an accolade and therefore do...
- The Civil Constitution of the Clergy (French: "Constitution civile du clergé") was a law p****ed on 12 July 1790 during the French Revolution, that caused...
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