Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Aaron +‎ -ic.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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'

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