high priest

noun

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

Other Words from high priest

high priesthood noun

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
Recent Examples on the Web For the high priest wearing the Urim v’Tumim, this message is critical. Rabbi Avi Weiss, sun-sentinel.com, 7 Feb. 2022 As the high priest of the Sankat Mochan, one of the most influential Hindu temples in Varanasi, Mishra made for an unlikely critic of the BJP. Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2022 At times, the high priest would turn to the Urim v’Tumim for advice. Rabbi Avi Weiss, sun-sentinel.com, 7 Feb. 2022 Her brother Matt Marostica, a Latter-day Saint high priest living in Berkeley, Calif., also welcomed the statement. Emily Kaplan, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2021 One sibling, Jonathan, was elected high priest of Jerusalem and enjoyed a relative amount of autonomy but was betrayed and murdered by a Seleucid general in 143. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Nov. 2021 Her brother Matt Marostica, a Latter-day Saint high priest living in Berkeley, Calif., also welcomed the statement. Emily Kaplan, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2021 Hayom writes that Kool and other experts say the coin may have been minted by the temple’s high priest out of high-grade silver stored at the religious site. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Nov. 2021 Her brother Matt Marostica, a Latter-day Saint high priest living in Berkeley, Calif., also welcomed the statement. Emily Kaplan, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of high priest

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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1 May 2022

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“High priest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20priest. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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