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 for clerisy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clerisy \Cler"i*sy\, n. [LL. clericia. See Clergy.]
     1. The literati, or well educated class.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The clergy, or their opinions, as opposed to the laity.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  clerisy
      n 1: an educated and intellectual elite [syn: intelligentsia,
           clerisy]

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