Clergyable
Clergyable Cler"gy*a*ble, a. Entitled to, or admitting, the benefit of clergy; as, a clergyable felony. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • clergyable — cler·gy·able …   English syllables

  • clergyable — In old English law, allowing of, or entitled to, the benefit of clergy (privilegium clericale). Used of persons or crimes. 4 Bl.Comm. 371. See benefit of clergy …   Black's law dictionary

  • clergyable — In old English law, allowing of, or entitled to, the benefit of clergy (privilegium clericale). Used of persons or crimes. 4 Bl.Comm. 371. See benefit of clergy …   Black's law dictionary

  • clergyable — Entitled to benefit of clergy, as a clerk or clergyman. The adjective was also applied to those felonies and misdemeanors in respect to which benefit of clergy could be claimed. See benefit of clergy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • clergyable — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Benefit of clergy — Clergy Cler gy, n. [OE. clergie, clergi, clerge, OF. clergie, F. clergie (fr. clerc clerc, fr. L. clericus priest) confused with OF. clergi[ e], F. clerg[ e], fr. LL. clericatus office of priest, monastic life, fr. L. clericus priest, LL. scholar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clergy — Cler gy, n. [OE. clergie, clergi, clerge, OF. clergie, F. clergie (fr. clerc clerc, fr. L. clericus priest) confused with OF. clergi[ e], F. clerg[ e], fr. LL. clericatus office of priest, monastic life, fr. L. clericus priest, LL. scholar, clerc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Regular clergy — Clergy Cler gy, n. [OE. clergie, clergi, clerge, OF. clergie, F. clergie (fr. clerc clerc, fr. L. clericus priest) confused with OF. clergi[ e], F. clerg[ e], fr. LL. clericatus office of priest, monastic life, fr. L. clericus priest, LL. scholar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Secular clergy — Clergy Cler gy, n. [OE. clergie, clergi, clerge, OF. clergie, F. clergie (fr. clerc clerc, fr. L. clericus priest) confused with OF. clergi[ e], F. clerg[ e], fr. LL. clericatus office of priest, monastic life, fr. L. clericus priest, LL. scholar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Benefit of clergy — In English law, the benefit of clergy (Law Latin Privilegium clericale) was originally a provision by which clergymen could claim that they were outside the jurisdiction of the secular courts and be tried instead in an ecclesiastical court under… …   Wikipedia

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