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Version de prêtre/prêtresse pour un genre non spécifié

Ministre du culte [ Graffito, en commentaire ]
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Version de prêtre/prêtresse pour un genre non spécifié

Ecclésiastique [ François Jurain, en commentaire ]
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Of "ils" and "elles", which pronoun is, grammatically speaking, used to refer to a group with an overwhelming female majority?

UJM gave a great answer, and دولة فلسطين makes a valid point, but there’s an option that hasn’t been mentioned yet: the pronoun iel and its plural iels. While iel in the singular is generally used ...
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Version de prêtre/prêtresse pour un genre non spécifié

Le mot clerc s'écrit identiquement (une) clerc au féminin, ce qui est utile.
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Of "ils" and "elles", which pronoun is, grammatically speaking, used to refer to a group with an overwhelming female majority?

The rules and usage have been thoroughly explored in another answer but there is a solution to your scenario of a group of 100 women and 1 man, using coordination and a (stressed) pronoun: Elles et ...
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Of "ils" and "elles", which pronoun is, grammatically speaking, used to refer to a group with an overwhelming female majority?

Short answer: "the masculine gender wins out" A composite subject will have a masculine gender as long as at least one of its parts is masculine. For instance, you would say or write Tous ...
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"Le toilette" au masculin - usage régional ?

Le problème c'est que beaucoup de personnes ont cru entendre « je vais au toilette » à la place de « je vais aux toilettes » (indiscernable auditivement). Et de ce fait ont commencé à utiliser le mot ...
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