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priest

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noun \ˈprēst\

Simple Definition of priest

  • : a person who has the authority to lead or perform ceremonies in some religions and especially in some Christian religions

Full Definition of priest

  1. :  one authorized to perform the sacred rites of a religion especially as a mediatory agent between humans and God; specifically :  an Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, or Roman Catholic clergyman ranking below a bishop and above a deacon

Examples of priest

  1. He was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest.

  2. <searched for a priest who could perform an exorcism>



Origin of priest

Middle English preist, from Old English prēost, ultimately from Late Latin presbyter — more at presbyter


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Rhymes with priest


PRIEST Defined for Kids

priest

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noun \ˈprēst\

Definition of priest

  1. :  a person who has the authority to lead or perform religious ceremonies





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