Definitions

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

  • noun A priest, especially in France, who spends time in secular employment for missionary purposes.

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Examples

  • One year in a Jesuit rehab penitentiary outside Madrid, two more as a worker-priest in a Marseilles slum, and only then back to the Congo he so unwisely loved.

    The mission song

  • One year in a Jesuit rehab penitentiary outside Madrid, two more as a worker-priest in a Marseilles slum, and only then back to the Congo he so unwisely loved.

    the mission song

  • Influenced by Dorothy Day and the pacifist Catholic Worker Movement, as well as by his experience with the worker-priest movement in France, Berrigan became an early voice of opposition to the war in Vietnam.

    Los Angeles Chronicle

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