celebrant

noun cel·e·brant \ ˈse-lə-brənt \
Updated on: 28 Nov 2017

Definition of celebrant

: one who celebrates; specifically : the priest officiating at the Eucharist

Examples of celebrant in a Sentence

  1. The bishop will be the main celebrant.

  2. the celebrant of the service

  3. The celebrants lit their candles.

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Origin and Etymology of celebrant

borrowed from Latin celebrant-, celebrans, present participle of celebrāre "to throng, frequent, observe (an occasion, festivity), praise" — more at celebrate


CELEBRANT Defined for English Language Learners

celebrant

noun

Definition of celebrant for English Language Learners

  • : a person who performs or leads a religious ceremony

  • : a person who participates in a religious ceremony

  • : a person who celebrates something



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