Definition of priest
: one authorized to perform the sacred rites of a religion especially as a mediatory agent between humans and God; specifically : an Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, or Roman Catholic clergyman ranking below a bishop and above a deacon
Examples of priest in a Sentence
He was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest.
searched for a priest who could perform an exorcism
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In the euphoria following the BJP’s election victory in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, the new state government -- run by a Hindu priest -- eagerly turned on the money taps for a huge loan waiver for the state’s farmers.
Nirupama Srinivasa Rao and Matthew Gordon Landy were married July 1 by Jnanamoorthy Bhat, a Hindu priest, at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point, Calif.
Lincoln said that at its peak in the 1920s or 30s the Friary housed as many as 15 priests and eight brothers.
A former Jesuit priest who left the order to marry and have children, McGirr is a man of letters who has a wild and woolly way with his erudition.
So the groom pays for the band and the banquet hall; takes care of the priest and the bartenders; the florists, the pastry chefs, the wine merchants, the bakers, the butchers and the cooks.
Kerr came to Miami in 1964 as a Catholic priest at the Archdiocese of Miami.
The Rev. Jim Greanias, of St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church in Valparaiso, said that the Metropolitan partly inspired him to become a priest.
Open to the public, the ceremonies will begin with a procession into the church by more than 150 priests, bishops, cardinals and Papal Nuncio Christophe Pierre, Pope Francis’ ambassador to the United States.
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: a person who has the authority to lead or perform ceremonies in some religions and especially in some Christian religions
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: a person who has the authority to lead or perform religious ceremonies
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