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priest - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'priest' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Priest [ n.]
- A presbyter elder; a minister
- One who is authorized to consecrate the host and to say Mass; but especially, one of the lowest order possessing this power.
- A presbyter; one who belongs to the intermediate order between bishop and deacon. He is authorized to perform all ministerial services except those of ordination and confirmation.
- One who officiates at the altar, or performs the rites of sacrifice; one who acts as a mediator between men and the divinity or the gods in any form of religion; as, Buddhist priests.
2 . Priest [ v. t.]
- To ordain as priest.