- a person ordained to the sacerdotal or pastoral office; a member of the clergy; minister.
- (in hierarchical churches) a member of the clergy of the order next below that of bishop, authorized to carry out the Christian ministry.
verb (used with object)
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After abandoning his training as a priest, he spent the rest of his life reading voraciously.Did Stalin’s rise to power foretell the butchery that came next?|Robert Service|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Initially, I and another parishioner helped our priest record services ahead of time that would be uploaded on the church’s YouTube page for Sunday morning.How a funeral inspired the pandemic’s hottest hardware|Daniel Bentley|October 18, 2020|Fortune
Those days that I had to go to various priests for deliverance and guidance.How Young, Queer Nigerians Use Twitter To Shape Identity And Fight Homophobia|LGBTQ-Editor|October 14, 2020|No Straight News
Kolfage has unleashed his growing army of followers on critics and opponents of those projects, including local elected and wildlife refuge officials and a priest.
He and the other priests at his observatory were particularly adept at reading the clouds for storm intensity and trajectory, and he tried to warn Texans about the incoming threat.
He speaks with the authority of a native of this land as well as the authority of priest.
The priest for the Creole ceremony was Father Marcel Saint Jean.
And he is to give this permission only to a priest “who has piety, knowledge, prudence and integrity of life.”Pope Francis Gives Blessing to Exorcist Conference|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tellingly, Rieux finds common ground with every character except the priest.
He concentrates on a handful of characters that includes a doctor, a bureaucrat, a criminal, a priest, and a journalist.
Hun answered that the infant had no propertie in the shet, wherupon the priest ascited him in the spiritual courte.
"The devil is strong in them," exclaimed a distant voice, which appeared to be that of a priest.
In some places it is common for the same ring to be used for many marriages, which ring remains in the custody of the priest.Finger-Ring Lore|William Jones
The next time we saw my uncle, the priest's reasonings had prevailed.Devereux, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The priest, to whom she had confessed, could not be forgiven for having doubted whether she were a good Christian.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)|Anatole France
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Other words from priestRelated adjective: hieratic
Derived forms of priestpriestlike, adjective
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Cultural definitions for priest
One who is designated an authority on religious matters. In some churches, especially the Anglican Communion, Eastern Orthodox Church, and Roman Catholic Church, the ordained church leader who serves a congregation of believers is called a priest. The priests in these churches administer the sacraments, preach, and care for the needs of their congregations. (See also minister and pastor.)