1. (n.) A presbyter elder; a minister

2. (n.) One who is authorized to consecrate the host and to say Mass; but especially, one of the lowest order possessing this power.

3. (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.

4. (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; as, Buddhist priests.

5. (v. t.) To ordain as priest.

Aaronic priesthood Levite Melchizedek priesthood Seventy abbe abbess abbot acolyte acolytus apostle baal kore bishop cantor cassock celibataire celibate chief rabbi churchman churchwoman clergyman clergywoman cleric confessor curate cure deacon diaconus divine doorkeeper ecclesiastic elder evangelist exorcist exorcista father father confessor father in Christ gallach high priest holy man holy orders kohen lector major orders man of God minor orders misogamist misogynist missionary monastic monk mother nun ostiarius padre parish priest patriarch penitentiary preacher presbyter rabbi rabbin reader reverend scribe servant of God single spiritual director spiritual father subdeacon subdiaconus teacher unmarried vicar


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