Examples of priestly in a Sentence
He is a kind, priestly man.
majestically robed in priestly garments
Recent Examples of priestly from the Web
Father Jenkins, 63, would seem like an excellent person to ask, and not just because of his priestly collar.
But in 2014, Francis reversed that edict as some skeptics questioned whether the new pope was signaling a softer line on priestly celibacy, something denied by Vatican officials.
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Definition of priestly for English Language Learners
: of or relating to a priest or to priests as a group : like a priest
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