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worker-priest

[ wur-ker-preest ]
/ ˈwɜr kərˈprist /
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noun

(in France) a Roman Catholic priest who, in addition to his priestly duties, works part-time in a secular job.

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Origin of worker-priest

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for worker-priest

worker-priest

noun

a Roman Catholic priest who has full-time or part-time employment in a secular job to be more closely in touch with the problems of the laity
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