Priest

  • 1 Priest — • The minister of Divine worship and sacrifice Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Priest     Priest     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Priest — Priest, n. [OE. prest, preost, AS. pre[ o]st, fr. L. presbyter, Gr. ? elder, older, n., an elder, compar. of ? an old man, the first syllable of which is probably akin to L. pristinus. Cf. {Pristine}, {Presbyter}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Christian… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 priest|ly — «PREEST lee», adjective, li|er, li|est. 1. of or having to do with a priest: »the priestly office. SYNONYM(S): sacerdotal. 2. like a priest; suitable for a priest: »priestly sobriety …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 4 Priest — Priest, v. t. To ordain as priest. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 priest — In its Christian context a priest is an ordained minister of the Roman Catholic or Orthodox Church, or of the Anglican Church (above a deacon and below a bishop), authorized to perform certain rites and administer certain sacraments. Women who… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 Priest —    PRIEST, an isle, in the parish of Lochbroom, county of Ross and Cromarty. This isle, called also Elan Achlearish, derives its name of Priest from its having been once inhabited, it is said, by a Popish clergyman, who used to shift his quarters …

    A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • 7 priest — W3 [pri:st] n [: Old English; Origin: preost, from Late Latin presbyter, from Greek presbyteros older man, priest , from presbys old man ] 1.) someone who is specially trained to perform religious duties and ceremonies in the Christian church 2.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 priest — [ prist ] noun count ** 1. ) someone whose job is to lead worship and perform other duties and ceremonies in some Christian churches: a Roman Catholic priest He led the campaign for women to become Anglican priests. 2. ) a man who performs… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 priest — O.E. preost, shortened from the older Germanic form represented by O.S., O.H.G. prestar, O.Fris. prestere, from V.L. *prester priest, from L.L. presbyter presbyter, elder, from Gk. presbyteros (see PRESBYTERIAN (Cf. Presbyterian)). In O.T. sense …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 Priest — Priest, Alexis Graf von St. P., Sohn des Grafen Armand von St. P., eines französischen Emigranten u. Gouverneurs von Kherson unter Kaiser Alexander, geb. 1805 in Petersburg, kehrte mit seinem Vater nach der Restauration zurück u. widmete sich der …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 Priest —   [priːst], Christopher, englischer Schriftsteller, * Manchester 14. 7. 1943; geprägt von der Tradition der Sciencefiction; schreibt v. a. Romane, die den Bezug zu diesem Genre spielerisch reflektieren, z. B. »The space machine« (1976; deutsch… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 priest — [n] man who is minister in Roman or Orthodox Catholic church clergyperson, cleric, curate, divine, ecclesiastic, elder, father, father confessor, friar, holy man, lama, man of God, man of the cloth*, monk, padre, pontiff, preacher, rector, vicar; …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 priest — ► NOUN 1) an ordained minister of the Catholic, Orthodox, or Anglican Church, authorized to perform certain ceremonies. 2) a person who performs ceremonies in a non Christian religion. DERIVATIVES priesthood noun priestly adjective. ORIGIN Old… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 priest — [prēst] n. [ME prest < OE preost (? with O by assoc. with profost, PROVOST) < LL(Ec) presbyter, an elder < Gr presbyteros, elder, compar. of presbys, old, old man (in LGr(Ec), an elder) < IE * pres , ahead < base * per (see PER1,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 Priest — A priest or priestess is a person having the authority or power to administer religious rites; in particular, rites of sacrifice to, and propitiation of, a deity or deities. Their office or position is the priesthood, a term which may also apply… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 priest — arch·priest; com·priest; priest·al; priest·dom; priest·ess; priest; priest·hood; priest·ian·i·ty; priest·ish; priest·ism; priest·ist; priest·let; priest·li·ness; priest·ling; priest·ly; priest·ship; un·priest; priest·less; …

    English syllables

  • 17 Priest — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Priest est la traduction anglaise du mot « prêtre ». Ce terme peut également désigner : Sommaire 1 Œuvres de fiction 2 …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 18 priest — n. 1) to ordain a priest 2) to defrock, unfrock a priest 3) an Anglican; Catholic; Episcopalian; Mormon; Orthodox priest 4) a high; parish priest * * * [priːst] Catholic Episcopalian Mormon Orthodox priest parish priest unfrock a priest a high …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 priest — priestless, adj. priestlike, adj., adv. /preest/, n. 1. a person whose office it is to perform religious rites, and esp. to make sacrificial offerings. 2. (in Christian use) a. a person ordained to the sacerdotal or pastoral office; a member of… …

    Universalium

  • 20 Priest — Koreanische Schreibweise koreanisches Alphabet: 프리스트 Revidierte Romanisierung: peuriseuteu McCune Reischauer: p ŭrisŭtŭ Priest ist eine Manhwa Serie des koreanischen Zeichners Hyung Min woo. Erzählt wird der von Tod und Verderben gepflasterte Weg …

    Deutsch Wikipedia