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Clergyman holding a source of power (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

reactor

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Here is my best explanation:

'source of power' is the definition.

'clergyman holding a' is the wordplay.
'clergyman' becomes 'rector' (rector is a kind of clergyman).
'holding' indicates putting letters inside.
'rector' going around 'a' is 'REACTOR'.

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(Other definitions for reactor that I've seen before include "nuclear vessel", "Creator (anag.)", "(Nuclear) powerplant", "Heart of a nuclear power station", "Nuclear energy producer", "Provider of nuclear power", "Device to produce energy by nuclear fission", "Nuclear energy generator", "Nuclear apparatus for producing energy" and "See 3 Down".)

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