- 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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Examples from the Web for high priestess
Why, this is the temple of superstition, and you are the high-Priestess.Put Yourself in His Place
"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