for practical reasons

Ex)
The Lutheran congregations employed priests for practical reason, such as conducting services and attending to the daily clerical tasks.

I suppose the meaning of 'practical' in example sentence is 'obtaining actual profit'.
Am i right?

Please, I need you help!
 
  • S1m0n

    Senior Member
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    Nothing to do with profit.
    It's this one:
    made or suited for use;
    useful:A station wagon is a practical car for a family.
    The church employs priests because it is useful.
     
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