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Oracle vs. Priest

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Oraclenoun

A shrine dedicated to some prophetic deity.

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.’;

Oraclenoun

A person such as a priest through whom the deity is supposed to respond with prophecy or advice.

Priestnoun

a blunt tool, used for quickly stunning and killing fish

Oraclenoun

A prophetic response, often enigmatic or allegorical, so given.

Priestnoun

(Mormonism) the highest office in the Aaronic priesthood

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Oraclenoun

A person considered to be a source of wisdom.

‘a literary oracle’;

Priestverb

(transitive) To ordain as a priest.

Oraclenoun

A wise sentence or decision of great authority.

Priestnoun

A presbyter elder; a minister

Oraclenoun

One who communicates a divine command; an angel; a prophet.

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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Oraclenoun

(computing theory) A theoretical entity capable of answering some collection of questions.

Priestverb

To ordain as priest.

Oraclenoun

(Jewish antiquity) The sanctuary, or most holy place in the temple; also, the temple itself.

Priestnoun

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

Oracleverb

(obsolete) To utter oracles or prophecies.

Priestnoun

a spiritual leader in a non-Christian religion

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Oraclenoun

The answer of a god, or some person reputed to be a god, to an inquiry respecting some affair or future event, as the success of an enterprise or battle.

‘Whatso'er she saith, for oracles must stand.’;

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’;

Oraclenoun

The deity who was supposed to give the answer; also, the place where it was given.

‘The oracles are dumb;No voice or hideous humRuns through the arched roof in words deceiving.’;

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’;

Oraclenoun

The communications, revelations, or messages delivered by God to the prophets; also, the entire sacred Scriptures - usually in the plural.

‘The first principles of the oracles of God.’;

Priestnoun

a mallet used to kill fish caught when angling.

Oraclenoun

The sanctuary, or Most Holy place in the temple; also, the temple itself.

‘Siloa's brook, that flow'dFast by the oracle of God.’;

Priestverb

ordain to the priesthood

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

Oraclenoun

One who communicates an oracle{1} or divine command; an angel; a prophet.

‘God hath now sent his living oracleInto the world to teach his final will.’;

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.

Oraclenoun

Any person reputed uncommonly wise; one whose decisions are regarded as of great authority; as, a literary oracle.

‘The country rectors . . . thought him an oracle on points of learning.’;

Oraclenoun

A wise pronouncement or decision considered as of great authority.

Oracleverb

To utter oracles.

Oraclenoun

an authoritative person who divines the future

Oraclenoun

a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible

Oraclenoun

a shrine where an oracular god is consulted

Oraclenoun

a priest or priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity.

Oraclenoun

a place at which divine advice or prophecy was sought.

Oraclenoun

a person or thing regarded as an infallible authority on something

‘he reigned supreme as the Colonial Office's oracle on Africa’;

Oraclenoun

a response or message given by an oracle, especially an ambiguous one.

Oracle

An oracle is a person or agency considered to provide wise and insightful counsel or prophetic predictions, most notably including precognition of the future, inspired by deities. As such, it is a form of divination.

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