(in France) a Roman Catholic priest who, in addition to his priestly duties, works part-time in a secular job.
Origin of worker-priest
First recorded in 1945–50
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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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