Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun priest

2 senses of priest

Sense 1
priest -- (a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders)
       => clergyman, reverend, man of the cloth -- (a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church)
       => Holy Order, Order -- ((usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy; "theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order")

Sense 2
priest, non-Christian priest -- (a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion)
       => spiritual leader -- (a leader in religious or sacred affairs)

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