Definition of High priest
1. Noun. A preeminent authority or major proponent of a movement or doctrine. "He's the high priest of contemporary jazz"
2. Noun. A senior clergyman and dignitary.
Generic synonyms: Priest
Specialized synonyms: Gloomy Dean, Inge, William Ralph Inge, Francisco Jimenez De Cisneros, Jimenez De Cisneros, Cardinal Newman, John Henry Newman, Newman, Armand Jean Du Plessis, Cardinal Richelieu, Duc De Richelieu, Richelieu, Desmond Tutu, Tutu, James Usher, James Ussher, Usher, Ussher, William Of Wykeham, Wykeham, Stefan Wyszynski, Wyszynski
Derivative terms: Primateship
Definition of High priest
1. Noun. A clergyman with a higher function than a normal priest. ¹
2. Noun. In the history of the Hebrew Testament (Tanakh), the male person who was responsible for making the annual sacrifice on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). Always a descendant of Aaron the older brother of Moses. ¹
3. Noun. Jesus Christ. ¹
4. Noun. (context: Mormonism) The second-lowest office in the Melchizedek priesthood. ¹
5. Noun. A person holding a position of power or influence; an authority in a field of study, doctrine, art or a movement. ¹
6. Noun. (context: Wicca) A third degree (sometimes forth degree) male witch in Wicca. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of High priest
1. A chief priest; especially, the head of the Jewish priesthood. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of High priest
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"Official alone the legitimate possessors of the Names, priestly office; among these Aaron Character, as high priest took the leading place, and Robes and ..."
2. The Englishman's Greek Concordance of the New Testament: Being an Attempt at by George V. Wigram (1870)
"Jesus said unto the chief priests, 54. into the high priest's house. ... 15. known unto the high priest, and — into the palace of the high priest. ..."
3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The frequency of change in the office is hinted at by St. John (xi, 51), where he says that Caiphas was "the high-priest of that year". ..."
4. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Robertson Smith (1896)
"Josephus doubtless gives a true account of the high-priest's turban as worn in his day. He also <lc*cril>es the lamina or gold plate, which he says covered ..."