high priest

noun
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

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

high priesthood

noun

Examples of high priest in a Sentence

  1. the high priest of tax relief for the state's property owners

  2. as the high priest of nouvelle cuisine, he was enormously influential in the food world

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First Known Use of high priest

15th century


HIGH PRIEST Defined for English Language Learners

high priest

noun

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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