priesthood

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noun priest·hood \ˈprēst-ˌhu̇d, ˈprē-ˌstu̇d\

Definition of priesthood

  1. 1 :  the office, dignity, or character of a priest

  2. 2 :  the whole body of priests

  3. 3 :  elite 1 the priesthood of the art world

Examples of priesthood in a sentence

  1. an ancient civilization that was ruled by a priesthood

  2. What is the influence of the priesthood in today's society?

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of priesthood

before 12th century




PRIESTHOOD Defined for English Language Learners

priesthood

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noun priest·hood \ˈprēst-ˌhu̇d, ˈprē-ˌstu̇d\

Definition of priesthood for English Language Learners

  • the priesthood : the job of being a priest

  • : a group of priests in a particular religion



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