Meaning of priest
Pronunciation: (prēst), [key]
- a person whose office it is to perform religious rites, and esp. to make sacrificial offerings.
- (in Christian use)
- 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.
- a minister of any religion.
- to ordain as a priest.
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