Cleric and Friar


Show Definitions
Cleric noun – A person specially trained and authorized to conduct religious services in a Christian church.
Usage example: clerics were sharply divided on the issue of whether the war was morally justified

Friar and cleric are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Friar" instead a noun "Cleric".
Nearby Words: clerical, clergy, clerically, clericalism
Synonyms for Cleric


Show Definitions
Friar noun – A male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms.
Cleric and friar are semantically related. You can use "Cleric" instead a noun "Friar".
Nearby Words: friary, frier
Synonyms for Friar

Both words in one sentence

  • Disney / Robin Hood Alliterative List: At the start Sir Hiss is also called "silly serpent", a "suspicious snake", and "reluctant reptile" while Friar Tuck is a "fat friar", and a "corpulent cleric".
  • He creates at least five of them for Sir Hiss ("silly serpent", "reluctant reptile", "cowardly cobra", "aggravating asp" and "procrastinating python") and has one for Friar Tuck ("corpulent cleric").
Cite this Source
Friar and Cleric. (2016). Retrieved 2021, June 20, from
Cleric & Friar. N.p., 2016. Web. 20 Jun. 2021. <>.
Friar or Cleric. 2016. Accessed June 20, 2021.

Synonyms for cleric
Share this picture

Synonyms for friar
Share this picture

Google Ngram Viewer shows how "cleric" and "friar" have occurred on timeline: