celebrant

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noun cel·e·brant \ˈse-lə-brənt\

Definition of celebrant

  1. :  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.

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


First Known Use: 1624


CELEBRANT Defined for English Language Learners

celebrant

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noun cel·e·brant \ˈse-lə-brənt\

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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