Definition of high priest
1 : a chief priest especially of the ancient Jewish Levitical priesthood traditionally traced from Aaron
2 : a priest of the Melchizedek priesthood in the Mormon Church
3 : the head of a movement or chief exponent of a doctrine or an art
Examples of high priest in a sentence
<the high priest of tax relief for the state's property owners>
<as the high priest of nouvelle cuisine, he was enormously influential in the food world>
First Known Use of high priest
HIGH PRIEST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of high priest for English Language Learners
: a person (especially a man) who is a leader in a particular profession, subject, etc.
: an important priest in some religions
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