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Minister vs. Priest

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Ministernoun

A person who is trained to preach, to perform religious ceremonies and to afford pastoral care at a Protestant church.

‘The minister said a prayer on behalf of the entire congregation.’;

Priestnoun

a religious clergyman (clergywoman, clergyperson) who is trained to perform services or sacrifices at a church or temple

‘The priest at the Catholic church heard his confession.’; ‘The Shinto priest burnt incense for his ancestors.’; ‘The Israelite priests were descended from Moses' brother Aaron.’;

Ministernoun

A politician who heads a ministry (national or regional government department for public service).

‘He was newly appointed to be Minister of the Interior.’;

Priestnoun

a blunt tool, used for quickly stunning and killing fish

Ministernoun

At a diplomacy, the rank of diplomat directly below ambassador.

Priestnoun

(Mormonism) the highest office in the Aaronic priesthood

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Ministernoun

A servant; a subordinate; an officer or assistant of inferior rank; hence, an agent, an instrument.

Priestverb

(transitive) To ordain as a priest.

Ministerverb

(transitive) To attend to (the needs of); to tend; to take care (of); to give aid; to give service.

‘A newspaper headline: Couple leaves business world to minister to inner-city children’;

Priestnoun

A presbyter elder; a minister

Ministerverb

to function as a clergyman or as the officiant in church worship

Priestnoun

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.

‘Then the priest of Jupiter . . . brought oxen and garlands . . . and would have done sacrifice with the people.’; ‘Every priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.’;

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Ministerverb

To afford, to give, to supply.

Priestverb

To ordain as priest.

Ministernoun

A servant; a subordinate; an officer or assistant of inferior rank; hence, an agent, an instrument.

‘Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua.’; ‘I choseCamillo for the minister, to poisonMy friend Polixenes.’;

Priestnoun

a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders

Ministernoun

An officer of justice.

‘I cry out the on the ministres, quod he,That shoulde keep and rule this cité.’;

Priestnoun

a spiritual leader in a non-Christian religion

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Ministernoun

One to whom the sovereign or executive head of a government intrusts the management of affairs of state, or some department of such affairs.

‘Ministers to kings, whose eyes, ears, and hands they are, must be answerable to God and man.’;

Priestnoun

an ordained minister of the Catholic, Orthodox, or Anglican Church, authorized to perform certain rites and administer certain sacraments

‘the priest celebrated mass at a small altar off the north transept’;

Ministernoun

A representative of a government, sent to the court, or seat of government, of a foreign nation to transact diplomatic business.

Priestnoun

a person who performs religious ceremonies and duties in a non-Christian religion

‘the plays were performed within the sacred area of Dionysus, in the presence of his priest’;

Ministernoun

One who serves at the altar; one who performs sacerdotal duties; the pastor of a church duly authorized or licensed to preach the gospel and administer the sacraments.

Priestnoun

a mallet used to kill fish caught when angling.

Ministerverb

To furnish or apply; to afford; to supply; to administer.

‘He that ministereth seed to the sower.’; ‘We minister to God reason to suspect us.’;

Priestverb

ordain to the priesthood

‘he was made deacon in 1990 and priested in 1994’;

Ministerverb

To act as a servant, attendant, or agent; to attend and serve; to perform service in any office, sacred or secular.

‘The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister.’;

Priest

A priest is a religious leader authorized to perform the sacred rituals of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and one or more deities. They also have the authority or power to administer religious rites; in particular, rites of sacrifice to, and propitiation of, a deity or deities.

Ministerverb

To supply or to things needful; esp., to supply consolation or remedies; as, to minister to the sick.

‘Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased?’;

Ministernoun

a person authorized to conduct religious worship

Ministernoun

a person appointed to a high office in the government;

‘Minister of Finance’;

Ministernoun

a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador

Ministernoun

the job of a head of a government department

Ministerverb

attend to the wants and needs of others;

‘I have to minister to my mother all the time’;

Ministerverb

work as a minister;

‘She is ministering in an old parish’;

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