mass priest

noun, often capitalized M

Definition of mass priest

1 obsolete
a : a secular priest as distinguished from a monk
b : a chantry priest
2 disparaging : a Roman Catholic priest

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History and Etymology for mass priest

Middle English masseprest, from Old English mæsseprēost, from mæsse mass + prēost priest

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“Mass priest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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