priestly

adjective priest·ly \ ˈprēst-lē \

Definition of priestly

1 :of or relating to a priest or the priesthood :sacerdotal
2 :characteristic of or befitting a priest

priestliness

noun

Examples of priestly in a Sentence

  1. He is a kind, priestly man.

  2. majestically robed in priestly garments

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First Known Use of priestly

15th century


PRIESTLY Defined for English Language Learners

priestly

adjective

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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