adjective \ˈprēst-lē\

: of or relating to a priest or to priests as a group : like a priest

Full Definition of PRIESTLY

:  of or relating to a priest or the priesthood :  sacerdotal
:  characteristic of or befitting a priest
priest·li·ness noun

Examples of PRIESTLY

  1. He is a kind, priestly man.
  2. <majestically robed in priestly garments>

First Known Use of PRIESTLY

before 12th century

Rhymes with PRIESTLY


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