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Today's Word "clerisy"

The well-educated class on

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clerisy \KLER-i-see\ (noun) - The well-educated class; the literati; the intelligentsia.

"While Terry fancied himself one of the clerisy, his friends thought of him as nothing so much as a know-it-all and blowhard."

 

From German Klerisei (clergy), from Medieval Latin clericia, from Late Latin clericus (cleric), from Greek klerikos (belonging to the clergy), from Greek kleros (inheritance).

 

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