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high priest


: a person (especially a man) who is a leader in a particular profession, subject, etc.

: an important priest in some religions

Full Definition of HIGH PRIEST

:  a chief priest especially of the ancient Jewish Levitical priesthood traditionally traced from Aaron
:  a priest of the Melchizedek priesthood in the Mormon Church
:  the head of a movement or chief exponent of a doctrine or an art
high priesthood noun

Examples of HIGH PRIEST

  1. <the high priest of tax relief for the state's property owners>
  2. <as the high priest of nouvelle cuisine, he was enormously influential in the food world>

First Known Use of HIGH PRIEST

14th century


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