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Definition of high priest noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    high priest

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  1. 1the most important priest in the Jewish religion in the past
  2. 2(high priestess) an important priest in some other non-Christian religions
  3. 3(high priestess) the most important person in a particular area of music, art, etc. Janis Joplin was known as the High Priestess of Rock.
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