Definition of Priestly

1. Adjective. Associated with the priesthood or priests. "Hieratic gestures"




2. Adjective. Befitting or characteristic of a priest or the priesthood. "Priestly dedication to the people of his parish"
Exact synonyms: Priestlike
Derivative terms: Priest
Antonyms: Unpriestly

Definition of Priestly

1. a. Of or pertaining to a priest or the priesthood; sacerdotal; befitting or becoming a priest; as, the priestly office; a priestly farewell.

Definition of Priestly

1. Adjective. of or relating to priests; order of the priests; high religious position ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Priestly

1. characteristic of or befitting a priest [adj -LIER, -LIEST]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Priestly

priestesses
priestesshood
priestesshoods
priestesslike
priesthood
priesthoods
priesting
priestism
priestisms
priestless
priestlier
priestliest
priestlike
priestliness
priestlinesses
priestly (current term)
priests
prieve
prieved
prieves
prieving
prig
prigged
prigger
priggeries
priggers
priggery
prigging
priggings
priggish

Literary usage of Priestly

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

1. The Heroes and Crises of Early Hebrew History from the Creation to the Death by Charles Foster Kent (1908)
"The Late priestly History. Under the influence of this new point of view and tendency, ... The Final Blending of the Prophetic and priestly Histories. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"This latter and less historical view is most consistently carried through in the priestly narrative, which accordingly must be tho narrative most remote ..."

3. The Heroes and Crises of Early Hebrew History from the Creation to the Death by Charles Foster Kent (1908)
"The Late priestly History. Under the influence of this new point of view and tendency, certain priests, probably originally exiles in Babylonia, ..."

4. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, Sir W Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1910)
"EZRA AND THE priestly CODE. THE Wellhausen school of higher criticism assumes ... Therefore the priestly scholars composed an historical-legislative Code, ..."

5. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University, Herbert Baxter Adams (1892)
"By means of priestly initiative, invention and intellectual devices changed ... priestly activity as judge and legislator has ceased in civilized countries. ..."

6. Encyclopædia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary, Political and by Thomas Kelly Cheyne (1901)
"22-26), are named as patriarchal heads of priestly and ... The last-named law (what is now known as the priestly law) he regarded as dating from the time of ..."

7. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Other examples of priestly princes are given by S trabo in speaking of ... The best example, however, of a full-blown priestly system with a monastic ..."

8. The Works of George Bull: D. D., Lord Bishop of St. David's by George Bull, Edward Burton, Robert Nelson (1827)
"The .title- page was, A Companion for the Candidates of Holy Orders; or, The Great Importance and Principal Duties of the priestly Office. ..."

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