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Priest tells senior clergy (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

prelates

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Here is my best explanation:

'senior clergy' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'priest tells' is the wordplay.
'priest' becomes 'p' (ecclesiastical abbreviation).
'tells' becomes 'relates' (relating is a kind of telling).
'p'+'relates'='PRELATES'

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for prelates that I've seen before include "Bishops", "Senior clergy", "Senior church dignitories", "High-ranking clergymen" and "Church dignitaries".)

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