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
Eden has teamed with Kathleen Bakula, the high priestess of Mobili-Tea — a mobile high tea service.
After the jump, three of Kalashnikov’s high priestesses of peace prepare to usher in 2010.
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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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