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priesthood

noun priest·hood \ˈprēst-ˌhd, ˈprē-ˌstd\

the priesthood : the job of being a priest

: a group of priests in a particular religion

Full Definition of PRIESTHOOD

1
:  the office, dignity, or character of a priest
2
:  the whole body of priests
3
:  elite 1 <the priesthood of the art world>
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Examples of PRIESTHOOD

  1. an ancient civilization that was ruled by a priesthood
  2. What is the influence of the priesthood in today's society?

First Known Use of PRIESTHOOD

before 12th century

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