from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. In many Christian churches, a member of the second grade of clergy ranking below a bishop but above a deacon and having authority to administer the sacraments.
- n. A person having the authority to perform and administer religious rites.
- transitive v. To ordain or admit to the priesthood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A religious clergyman who is trained to perform services or sacrifices at a church or temple.
- n. A blunt tool, used for quickly stunning and killing fish.
- n. The highest office in the Aaronic priesthood.
- v. To ordain as a priest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A presbyter elder; a minister.
- n. One who is authorized to consecrate the host and to say Mass; but especially, one of the lowest order possessing this power.
- n. A presbyter; one who belongs to the intermediate order between bishop and deacon. He is authorized to perform all ministerial services except those of ordination and confirmation.
- n. One who officiates at the altar, or performs the rites of sacrifice; one who acts as a mediator between men and the divinity or the gods in any form of religion.
- transitive v. To ordain as priest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is duly authorized to be a minister of sacred things; one whose stated duty it is to perform, on behalf of the community, certain public religious acts, particularly religious sacrifices.
- n. One who is ordained to the pastoral or sacerdotal office; a presbyter; an elder.
- n. Specifically, in hierarchical churches, the second in rank in the clerical orders, between bishop and deacon.
- n. A breed of domestic pigeons, in four different color-varieties, black, blue, red, and yellow.
- n. A mark composed of two concentric circles, used as a private stamp, a brand for cattle, and the like in England.
- n. In the early Christian church, a bishop.
- n. A member of an order in the Mormon Church ranking among the higher orders. See Mormon.
- n. See the adjectives.
- To ordain to the priesthood; make a priest of.
- To hold the office or exercise the functions of a priest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
- n. a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion
A Roman priest, a _priest_, you understand, dared to warn Benedetto, to advise him to be cautious.
"As man," says he, "is illuminated with the grace of the Holy Spirit by the priest that baptizes, so also _he who confesses in penitence receives through the priest_, by the grace of Christ, the remission of sin."
Gospel has succeeded to the Jewish priest in respect to giving _surety_ officially for the fulfilment of the covenant, and on that account may with propriety be called a _priest_.
Saviour's body and blood, with numerous crossings, genuflexions, the elevation of the host and especially the self-communion of the priest, as an offering of the body of Christ a bloodless sacrifice for the sins of the living or dead; all of which was read and done by the _priest himself_ before the altar; and which preceded the sacramental communion of the congregation, and was the only preparation for the communion.
Becoming a priest is an option that turns that problem into a positive.
In fact, viewed from this light, a priest is the best bet Meggie has for finding herself any male attention at all.
At least a priest is around, and well-versed in domestic realities.
And the priest is a personal friend of one of the team members!
If you suspect a priest is a Sci Fi Priest, you have to corner him, and you have to do it fast.
And, how can the choir continue to send their children to the church knowing that the priest is a pedophile?