Pronunciation: (kler'i-kul),[key] —adj. 1. of, pertaining to, appropriate for, or assigned to an office clerk or clerks: a clerical job. 2. doing the work of a clerk or clerks: a clerical assistant; a clerical staff. 3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the clergy or a member of the clergy: clerical garb. 4. advocating the power or influence of the clergy in politics, government, etc.: a clerical party.
—n. 1. a cleric.
2. clericals,Informal.clerical garments.
3. a person or a party advocating the power or influence of the church in politics, government, etc.
4. a person who does clerical work; office worker; clerk.
5. Also calledcler'ical er'ror. a minor error, as in the keeping of records, the transcribing of documents, or the handling of correspondence.