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1. priest

noun. ['ˈpriːst'] a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders.

Synonyms

  • pontifex
  • man of the cloth
  • high priest
  • celebrant
  • Monsignor
  • Order
  • bishop
  • priestess
  • reverend
  • canon
  • archpriest
  • primate
  • confessor
  • hierarch
  • domestic prelate
  • vicar
  • Padre
  • prelate
  • Holy Order
  • Father

Antonyms

  • laity
  • profane
  • follower
  • temporalty

Etymology

  • preist (Middle English (1100-1500))

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A common misspelling of priest is preist

Example sentences of the word priest


1. Noun, singular or mass
Bow your head if you feel the need to or if the priest advises you to do so.

2. Adjective, superlative
Tell the priest your sins, speaking clearly as you recite each transgression.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Each Episcopal priest draws a salary directly from the congregation he serves.

Quotes containing the word priest


1. If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.
- Frank Zappa

2. The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But...the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?
- Martin Luther King Jr.

3. Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest.
- Émile Zola

2. priest-doctor

noun. in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination.

Synonyms

  • priest
  • shaman
  • medicine man

3. priest-penitent_privilege

noun. the right of a clergyman to refuse to divulge confidential information received from a person during confession or similar exchanges.

Antonyms

  • disallow

4. priest

noun. ['ˈpriːst'] a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion.

Synonyms

  • non-Christian priest
  • priest-doctor
  • magus
  • lama
  • hoodoo
  • votary
  • shaman
  • Druid
  • spiritual leader

Antonyms

  • layperson
  • common man
  • commoner
  • lay reader

Etymology

  • preist (Middle English (1100-1500))
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