celebrant

[ sel-uh-bruhnt ]
/ ˈsɛl ə brənt /

noun

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

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Origin of celebrant

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

OTHER WORDS FROM celebrant

pre·cel·e·brant, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for celebrant

celebrant
/ (ˈsɛlɪbrənt) /

noun

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