cel·​e·​brant | \ ˈse-lə-brənt How to pronounce celebrant (audio) \

Definition of celebrant

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

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Examples of celebrant in a Sentence

The bishop will be the main celebrant. the celebrant of the service The celebrants lit their candles.
Recent Examples on the Web Out of this grief, Hayes has cemented his place in country music as the consummate family man, the father of six (ages 6 to 16) and a musical celebrant of simple dreams. Nancy Kruh, PEOPLE.com, 12 Apr. 2022 The couple's celebrant was The Summer Set lead vocalist Brian Dales — one of the couple's closest friends — who also wrote an original song for the pair. Sarah Michaud, PEOPLE.com, 11 Jan. 2022 Historic Mankin Mansion, a private estate turned events venue, was instead officiated by Majel Stein, a friend of the couple, who was authorized a civil celebrant by the Henrico County Circuit Court. New York Times, 17 Dec. 2021 Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, has died at the age of 98. J.d. Crowe | Jdcrowe@al.com, al, 6 Dec. 2021 The Diocese of Cleveland’s current Bishop Edward Malesic will be the main celebrant. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, 28 Sep. 2021 Jacoby is basically a celebrant of Broadway, and his film can get gushy. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Aug. 2021 Then there’s choreographed dancing, music, food and symbolic events marking a celebrant’s arrival into adulthood. Andrew Mendez, Los Angeles Times, 17 Aug. 2021 One celebrant, Shoval Sadde, expressed relief that the coalition had come together after weeks of uncertainty. New York Times, 13 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of celebrant

1624, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for celebrant

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

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The first known use of celebrant was in 1624

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20 Apr 2022

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“Celebrant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celebrant. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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