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English noun: priest

1. priest (person) a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders

Broader (hypernym)clergyman, Holy Order, man of the cloth, Order, reverend

Narrower (hyponym)archpriest, bishop, canon, celebrant, confessor, domestic prelate, Father, hierarch, high priest, Monsignor, Padre, pontifex, prelate, priestess, primate, vicar

Instance hyponymAaron, Domingo de Guzman, Dominic, Saint Dominic, St. Dominic

2. priest (person) a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion

Synonymsnon-Christian priest

Broader (hypernym)spiritual leader

Narrower (hyponym)Druid, flamen, hoodoo, lama, magus, priest-doctor, shaman, votary

Instance hyponymEzra

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