clerical state


The clerical state is the rank or condition of those who are separated from the mass of the faithful, attached in a special manner to the divine service and made capable of administering the Sacraments of the Church.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “clerical state”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 November 2019. Web. 6 March 2021. <>