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clerk

1. clerk to the justices (in England) a legally qualified person who sits in court with lay justices to advise them on points of law
2. an employee of a court, legislature, board, corporation, etc., who keeps records and accounts, etc.
3. Brit a senior official of the House of Commons
4. a cleric
5. US and Canadian short for salesclerk
6. Archaic a scholar
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The church court later cleared the Dean of conduct unbecoming a clerk in holy orders.
Mr Okechi, the former vicar of the Church of the Good Shepherd with St John in West Bromwich, had refused to vacate the vicarage after being found guilty last December of conduct unbecoming to the office and work of a clerk in holy orders.