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
Recent Examples of priest from the Web
Providence Heights College was built in 1961 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic organization, to give nuns the same education opportunities as priests.
Robert Parker, the high priest of wine critics (Wine Advocate) gave the 2013 Cabernet a 100 point score — the first time in the history of this property.
Bonaventura Aliotti — a priest and organist who was born in Palermo, Sicily, and spent most of his life there — merits a mere two paragraphs and a modest work list in the 29-volume New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
During the sacramental rite, a priest anointed them with oil and invoked the Holy Spirit.
A colleague of Suganob confirmed to The Associated Press that the man in the video is the priest.
A colleague of Mr. Suganob confirmed to The Associated Press that the man in the video is the priest.
A priest and several worshippers were taken hostage.
A priest walks in front of St. Samuel the Confessor monastery in Maghagha, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) south of Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, May 27, 2017.
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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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