Definition: Meaning of, priest in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / priːst /

  • noun
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priest priests
  1. someone who is specially trained to perform religious duties and ceremonies in the Christian church
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  2. a man with religious duties and responsibilities in some non-Christian religions
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priest used in phrases

  • high priest (noun)
    1. informal someone who is famous for being the best at a type of art, music etc, and whose ideas or work change the way that other people think about and make art, music etc
    2. the most important PRIEST in some religions
  • non-Christian priest (noun)
    1. a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion
  • priest-doctor (noun)
    1. in societies practising shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination
  • priest-penitent privilege (noun)
    1. the right of a clergyman to refuse to divulge confidential information received from a person during confession or similar exchanges
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