from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Judaism The chief priest of the ancient Levitical priesthood. By tradition this office was restricted to men.
- noun Mormon Church A priest of the Melchizedek order. By tradition this office is restricted to men.
- noun The head or chief proponent, as of a movement or doctrine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Eccl.) A chief priest; esp., the head of the Jewish priesthood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
clergymanwith a higher function than a normal priest.
- noun In the history of the Hebrew Testament (
Tanakh), the male person who was responsible for making the annual sacrifice on the Day of Atonement ( Yom Kippur). Always a descendant of Aaronthe older brother of Moses.
- noun Mormonism The second-lowest office in the
- noun A
personholding a position of poweror influence; an authorityin a fieldof study, doctrine, artor a movement.
- noun Wicca A third degree (sometimes forth degree) male witch in Wicca.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a preeminent authority or major proponent of a movement or doctrine
- noun a senior clergyman and dignitary
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Sorry, no example sentences found.