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celebrant

[ sel-uh-bruhnt ]

noun

  1. a participant in any celebration.
  2. the officiating priest in the celebration of the Eucharist.
  3. a participant in a public religious rite.


celebrant

/ ˈsɛlɪbrənt /

noun

  1. a person participating in a religious ceremony
  2. Christianity an officiating priest, esp at the Eucharist


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Other Words From

  • pre·cele·brant noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of celebrant1

1830–40; < Latin celebrant- (stem of celebrāns present participle of celebrāre to solemnize, celebrate), equivalent to celebr- ( celebrate ) + -ant- -ant
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Example Sentences

Only the Fourth of July sees more sparklers than the Yardbird desserts destined for celebrants.

As a result, beaches were jammed mostly with maskless celebrants.

Faridah, humanist celebrant trainee A separate petition has garnered 417 signatures from people in support of humanist marriages in Uganda.

From Ozy

The celebrant sprinkled the victim with wine and salted cake, and made a symbolic gesture with the knife.

The phrase struck him as familiar; for the first time he looked at his fellow celebrant.

This celebrant developed into a priest, whom to entertain brought blessings on kings.

He had arranged his modest quarters with the reverent care of a celebrant awaiting the descent of his deity.

Quidam tertiam diem maxime celebrant pro spiritu anima et corpore.

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