HyperDic: high_priest

English > 2 senses of the expression high priest:
NOUNperson high priesta preeminent authority or major proponent of a movement or doctrine
person high priest, archpriest, hierarch, prelate, primatea senior clergyman and dignitary
English > high priest: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA preeminent authority or major proponent of a movement or doctrine.
Example"he's the high priest of contemporary jazz"
BroaderauthorityAn expert whose views are taken as definitive
English > high priest: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA senior clergyman and dignitary.
Synonymsarchpriest, hierarch, prelate, primate
InstancesInge, William Ralph Inge, Gloomy DeanEnglish prelate noted for his pessimistic sermons and articles (1860-1954)
Jimenez de Cisneros, Francisco Jimenez de Cisnerosprelate who was the confessor of Isabella I and who was later appointed Grand Inquisitor (1436-1517)
Newman, John Henry Newman, Cardinal NewmanEnglish prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement
Richelieu, Duc de Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal RichelieuFrench prelate and statesman
Tutu, Desmond TutuSouth African prelate and leader of the antiapartheid struggle (born in 1931)
Ussher, James Ussher, Usher, James UsherIrish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656)
Wykeham, William of WykehamEnglish prelate and statesman
Wyszynski, Stefan WyszynskiPolish prelate who persuaded the Soviet to allow greater religious freedom in Poland (1901-1981)
BroaderpriestA clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites
Spanisharcipreste, cardenal, jerarca, mitrado, prelado, prelatura, primado, sumo sacerdote
Catalanarxiprestat, arxipreste, cardenal, jerarca, mitrat, prelat, prelatura, primat

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