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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