Definition of celebrant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈselɪbrənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈselɪbrənt//
    Religious people, Religious ceremonies
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  1. 1 a priest who leads a church service, especially the communion (1) service; a person who attends a service Bishop Harris was principal celebrant at the mass. See related entries: Religious people, Religious ceremonies
  2. 2(North American English) a person who is celebrating something, for example at a party
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French célébrant or Latin celebrant- ‘celebrating’, from the verb celebrare, from celeber, celebr- ‘frequented or honoured’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: celebrant