priestess

noun priest·ess \ ˈprēs-təs \

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)

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First Known Use of priestess

1654


PRIESTESS Defined for English Language Learners

priestess

noun

Definition of priestess for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who leads or performs religious ceremonies in some religions


PRIESTESS Defined for Kids

priestess

noun priest·ess \ ˈprē-stəs \

Definition of priestess for Students

:a woman who has the authority to lead or perform religious ceremonies

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