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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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