priesthood

[ preest-hood ]
/ ˈprist hʊd /

noun

the condition or office of a priest.
priests collectively.

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Origin of priesthood

before 900; Middle English presthed(e), presthod(e), Old English prēosthād.See priest, -hood

OTHER WORDS FROM priesthood

an·ti·priest·hood, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for priesthood

priesthood
/ (ˈpriːstˌhʊd) /

noun

the state, order, or office of a priest
priests collectively
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