- a woman who officiates in sacred rites.
Origin of priestess
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Examples from the Web for priestess
Priestess of the Corn,' she called toward the temple, 'do you also mislead the people?'
Then it was laid up in the god-houses for the priestess of the Corn to keep.
There was the dawn, and there was she, its priestess, while all around her slept.Tiverton Tales
I do not think the priestess Lhyreesa will make you unhappy, Tyn-Dall.Grove of the Unborn
Then as he passed from the portal, the priestess lifted her hands.The Paliser case
Word Origin and History for priestess
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