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priest

Definition of priest:

part of speech: noun

In anc. times or in pagan countries, one who performed the rites of sacrifice; a minister of the Christian religion placed over the spiritual affairs of a congregation; in the Ch. of Rome and Gr. Ch., the lowest order of ecclesiastics empowered to consecrate the host and perform mass; in the Protestant Episcopal Ch., one of an intermediate order between bishop and deacon.

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