Definition of high priest noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    high priest

    BrE BrE//ˌhaɪ ˈpriːst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪ ˈpriːst//
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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 (figurative) Janis Joplin was known as the High Priestess of Rock.
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