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Priest meaning

priest - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
  2. 2. A presbyter elder; a minister
  3. 3. One who is authorized to consecrate the host and to say Mass; but especially, one of the lowest order possessing this power.
  4. 4. A presbyter; one who belongs to the intermediate order between bishop and deacon. He is authorized to perform all ministerial services except those of ordination and confirmation.
  5. 5. One who officiates at the altar, or performs the rites of sacrifice; one who acts as a mediator between men and the divinity or the gods in any form of religion; as, Buddhist priests.
  6. 6. To ordain as priest.
  7. 7. One ordained to sacred offices; ecclesiastic.

priest - examples of usage

  1. One Sunday, when High Mass was being celebrated by another priest, a stranger, I was sitting in the carriage, which stood waiting for the conclusion of the ceremony, in the road outside. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. You know you have to talk to the priest before it's any use talking to them. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. And I've talked with their priest up there. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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