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Priest tells senior clergy (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

prelates

Here is my best explanation:

'senior clergy' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'priest tells' is the subsidiary indication.

'priest' becomes 'p' (ecclesiastical abbreviation).

'tells' becomes 'relates' (relating is a kind of telling).

'p'+'relates'='prelates'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

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

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