Definition of Priest

1. Noun. A clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders.




2. Noun. A person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion.
Exact synonyms: Non-christian Priest
Generic synonyms: Spiritual Leader
Specialized synonyms: Druid, Flamen, Hoodoo, Lama, Magus, Priest-doctor, Shaman, Votary
Specialized synonyms: Ezra
Derivative terms: Priesthood

Definition of Priest

1. n. A presbyter elder; a minister

2. v. t. To ordain as priest.

Definition of Priest

1. Noun. A religious clergyman who is trained to perform services or sacrifices at a church or temple. ¹

2. Noun. A blunt tool, used for quickly stunning and killing fish. ¹

3. Noun. (Mormonism) The highest office in the Aaronic priesthood. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To ordain as a priest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Priest

1. to ordain as a priest (one authorized to perform religious rites) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Priest

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pridingly
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prie-dieu
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priers
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priest (current term)
priest-doctor
priest-penitent privilege
priest-ridden
priestcap
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priestcraft
priestcrafts
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priesteries
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priestess
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Literary usage of Priest

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. 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 priest is directed to sec that obscene, fabulous, and ridiculous names, ... On the contrary the priest is to recommend the names of saints. ..."

2. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"Behold thou art made a priest and art consecrated to celebrate See now that ... A priest ought to be adorned with all virtues and to afford to others an ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Over the whole priesthood presided the high priest, believed to be always a ... In the Greek New Testament the priest of the Jewish law is always called ..."

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