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Tailor is near my place to learn the cloth trade (8)


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'place to learn the cloth trade' is the definition.
(priests are men of the cloth)

'tailor is near my' is the wordplay.
'tailor' indicates anagramming the letters (letters tailored or designed).
'isnearmy' anagrammed gives 'SEMINARY'.

(Other definitions for seminary that I've seen before include "School of theology" , "Religious training college" , "Training college for priests" , "College for priests or rabbis" , "Educational establishment" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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