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Minister vs. Priest — What's the Difference?

Minister vs. Priest — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Minister and Priest

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Minister

One who is authorized to perform religious functions in a Christian church, especially a Protestant church.
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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.
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Minister

Roman Catholic Church The superior in certain orders.
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Priest

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
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Minister

A high officer of state appointed to head an executive or administrative department of government.
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Priest

A mallet used to kill fish caught when angling.
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Minister

An authorized diplomatic representative of a government, usually ranking next below an ambassador.
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Priest

Ordain to the priesthood
He was made deacon in 1990 and priested in 1994
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Minister

A person serving as an agent for another by carrying out specified orders or functions.
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Priest

In many Christian churches, a member of the second grade of clergy ranking below a bishop but above a deacon and having authority to administer the sacraments.
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Minister

To attend to the wants and needs of others
Volunteers ministered to the homeless after the flood. See Synonyms at tend2.
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Priest

A person having the authority to perform and administer religious rites.
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Minister

To perform the functions of a cleric.
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Priest

To ordain or admit to the priesthood.
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Minister

To administer or dispense (a sacrament, for example).
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Priest

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.
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Minister

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.
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Priest

A blunt tool, used for quickly stunning and killing fish
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Minister

A politician who heads a ministry (national or regional government department for public service).
He was newly appointed to be Minister of the Interior.
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Priest

(Mormonism) the highest office in the Aaronic priesthood
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Minister

In diplomacy, the rank of diplomat directly below ambassador.
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Priest

(transitive) To ordain as a priest.
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Minister

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

A presbyter elder; a minister
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Minister

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

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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Minister

To function as a clergyman or as the officiant in church worship
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Priest

To ordain as priest.
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Minister

To afford, to give, to supply.
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Priest

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

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.
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Priest

A spiritual leader in a non-Christian religion
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Minister

An officer of justice.
I cry out the on the ministres, quod he,That shoulde keep and rule this cité.
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Minister

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.
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Minister

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

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.
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Minister

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.
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Minister

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.
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Minister

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?
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Minister

A person authorized to conduct religious worship
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Minister

A person appointed to a high office in the government;
Minister of Finance
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Minister

A diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador
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Minister

The job of a head of a government department
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Minister

Attend to the wants and needs of others;
I have to minister to my mother all the time
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Minister

Work as a minister;
She is ministering in an old parish
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