Melchizedek

[ mel-kiz-i-dek ]
/ mɛlˈkɪz ɪˌdɛk /

noun

a priest and king of Salem. Genesis 14:18.
the higher order of priests in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Origin of Melchizedek

Ultimately from Hebrew Malkīṣedek “My king is righteousness,” or “My king is (the deity) Sedek”

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British Dictionary definitions for Melchizedek

Melchizedek
/ (mɛlˈkɪzəˌdɛk) /

noun

Old Testament the priest-king of Salem who blessed Abraham (Genesis 14:18–19) and was taken as a prototype of Christ's priesthood (Hebrews 7)Douay spelling: Melchisedech
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