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Definition of priest noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person who is qualified to perform religious duties and ceremonies in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox Churches a parish priest the ordination of women priests compare chaplain, clergyman, minister, vicar
  2. 2(priestess
    a person who performs religious ceremonies in some religions that are not Christian
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