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high priestess

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  1. the female leader of a tribe, religion, or movement; a female high priest.
Also high-priest·ess [hahy-pree-stis] /haɪˈpri stɪs/.
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  • Why, this is the temple of superstition, and you are the high-Priestess.

    Put Yourself in His Place

    Charles Reade

  • "Would that she were high-priestess of Isis that she might work for us and not against us," he said.

    Moon of Israel

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Norma, the high-priestess, daughter of Oroveso, ascends the steps of the altar.

  • She loves Norma too well to go away with the betrayer of the high-priestess.

  • At length, it seemed, it reached the turn of the high-priestess.

    The Dynamiter

    Robert Louis Stevenson