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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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CHURCHMAN

A popular term for a member of the clergy, often applied to members of the hierarchy. Generally refers to a high-ranking prelate, e.g., a cardinal, especially to distinguish him from leaders in political society.