HyperDic: priest

English > 2 senses of the word priest:
NOUNperson priesta clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites
person priest, non-Christian priesta person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion
priest > pronunciation
Soundspriy'st
Rhymesbeast ... yeast: 17 rhymes with iyst...
English > priest: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders.
InstancesAaron(Old Testament) elder brother of Moses and first high priest of the Israelites / Israelites
Dominic, Saint Dominic, St. Dominic, Domingo de Guzman(Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
NarrowerFather, Padre'Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church)
Monsignor(Roman Catholic Church) an ecclesiastical title of honor bestowed on some priests
archpriest, hierarch, high priest, prelate, primateA senior clergyman and dignitary
bishopA senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority
canonA priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter
celebrantAn officiating priest celebrating the Eucharist
confessorA priest who hears confession and gives absolution
domestic prelate(Roman Catholic Church) a priest who is an honorary member of the papal household
pontifexA member of the highest council of priests in ancient Rome
priestessA woman priest / priest
vicarA Roman Catholic priest who acts for another higher-ranking clergyman
BroaderHoly Order, Order(usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
clergyman, reverend, man of the clothA member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
Spanishcapellán, cura, mosén, párroco, pastor, presbítero, reverendo, sacerdote
Catalancapellà, mossèn, prevere, sacerdot
Adjectivespriestlybefitting or characteristic of a priest or the priesthood
Nounspriesthoodthe body of ordained religious practitioners
English > priest: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion.
Synonymnon-Christian priest
InstancesEzraA Jewish priest and scribe sent by the Persian king to restore Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem
NarrowerDruidA pre-Christian priest among the Celts of ancient Gaul and Britain and Ireland
flamenA priest who served a particular deity in ancient Rome
hoodooA practitioner of voodoo
lamaA Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism
magusA member of the Zoroastrian priesthood of the ancient Persians
shaman, priest-doctorIn societies practicing shamanism
votaryA priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult
Broaderspiritual leaderA leader in religious or sacred affairs
Spanishsacerdote
Catalansacerdot
Nounspriesthoodthe body of ordained religious practitioners

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