Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, having to do with, or characteristic of Aaron.
  • adj. Mormon Church Of or having to do with the lower order of priests.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to Aaron, the first high priest of the Jews.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Aaron, the brother of Moses, or to the Jewish priestly order, of which he was the first high priest: as, the Aaronic priesthood; Aaronic vestments.
  • In the Mormon hierarchy, of or pertaining to the second or lesser order of priests. See priesthood and Mormon.

Etymologies

From Aaron +‎ -ic. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Starting at about age twelve, a worthy Mormon male may receive confirmation into something called the Aaronic priesthood, so long as he adheres to certain moral standards and attends church.

    The Sins of Brother Curtis

  • Low-churchmen (as they would now be called) attacked the "Aaronic" {344} vestments of the Anglican priests, and prelacy was detested as but one degree removed from papacy.

    The Age of the Reformation

  • And the priesthood is directed to just Xerox those portions from the books to give to female leaders and also to limited male leaders of male organizations, such as Aaronic priesthood Quorums, Boy Scouts, and Young men's and Young women's MIA [Mutual Improvement Associations.]

    OpEdNews

  • “Our opening hymn will be ‘There Is a Green Hill Far Away,’ after which the sacrament will be administered by the Aaronic priesthood,” says Bishop Lovell, an unassuming family man dressed in a dark suit and a blue striped tie.

    American Grace

  • The Aaronic blessing Num 6:24-26 is a blessing for the people and not a putative leader.

    Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.: Eddie Long Is Not A 'King'

  • He set me apart for the Aaronic priesthood and I thought that was the ultimate of success, the finest thing that could happen to me.

    The Sins of Brother Curtis

  • Oh, the name of the first token of the Aaronic Priesthood is that new name they give you.

    Think Progress » CPAC Conference Dissolves Into Right-Wing Civil War Over Gay Rights

  • Romney's magic underwear and Aaronic vision make him an excellent candidate for Cult Leadership.

    Romney unveils more endorsements

  • One high priest, Caiaphas, is from the Aaronic priesthood, the Old Testament order.

    FROM THE CROSS TO PENTECOST

  • The next clear category are texts that were indeed about an anointed one or Messiah, presumably originally referring to the Davidic king or Aaronic priest in general, or in some cases to one specific king or high priest.

    Jesus the Anti-Christ? Jewish 'Messianic' Texts from a Christian Perspective

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