high priest

noun

Definition of high priest

  1. 1 :  a chief priest especially of the ancient Jewish Levitical priesthood traditionally traced from Aaron

  2. 2 :  a priest of the Melchizedek priesthood in the Mormon Church

  3. 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

15th Century

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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