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Secular Clergy.

Mems. of the RC clergy* who live in the world (Lat. saeculum), in distinction from those who have withdrawn from the world, live under a rule (Lat. regula), and are called regular clergy; take precedence of regular clergy of equal rank; sometimes also called diocesan and parochial clergy.

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