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1. n., in general usage, a member of the clergy, a group ordained to perform pastoral or sacerdotal functions in a Christian church; from Late Latin clericus; c. 1621.
2. in D&D, a character class, possessing magical powers dependent on alignment considerations.
3. in fantasy gaming milieux, a character who recieves magical powers from a god or gods; as differentiated from a magic-user.

Addendum: In D&D, the cleric was often a healer, and little else. This, however, made him or her the most valuable member of the party, as far as the other players were concerned.

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