Definition of priestess
1 : a woman authorized to perform the sacred rites of a religion
2 : a woman regarded as a leader (as of a movement)
Recent Examples of priestess from the Web
Joe dressed as Jon Snow, Sachiko as the red priestess Melisandre, Dodge as Rickon Stark, Kylie as Shireen Baratheon and oldest daughter Sydney as Lady Mormont.
The high priestess conducts the ceremony mostly in Sanskrit, and her aim is to help couples rid themselves, and their relationship, of past woes.
The priestess enjoys a bath while nonchalantly asking her boyfriend's wife to grab her a potion.
Weapons were also found, which may indicate the woman was a high ranking priestess or a Moche ruler.
The head dinosaur, a sort of high priestess called the Velociraptor of Faith, banishes the T-Rex from the community.
Vodou’) practice revolved around priests and priestesses, Branley writes, who were community heads as well as spiritual leaders.
As the Welsh town of Gwynedd’s Renn prepares for its summer celebration a beautiful young priestess is murdered.
But her self-presentation—the high priestess of the high desert in crepe dresses and dirty work boots—made her an icon.
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First Known Use of priestess
PRIESTESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of priestess for English Language Learners
: a woman who leads or performs religious ceremonies in some religions
PRIESTESS Defined for Kids
Definition of priestess for Students
: a woman who has the authority to lead or perform religious ceremonies
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