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Pastor vs. Priest

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Pastornoun

A shepherd; someone who tends to a flock of animals.

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.’;

Pastornoun

Someone with spiritual authority over a group of people

Priestnoun

a blunt tool, used for quickly stunning and killing fish

Pastornoun

A minister or a priest in a Christian church.

Priestnoun

(Mormonism) the highest office in the Aaronic priesthood

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Pastorverb

To serve a congregation as pastor

Priestverb

(transitive) To ordain as a priest.

Pastornoun

A shepherd; one who has the care of flocks and herds.

Priestnoun

A presbyter elder; a minister

Pastornoun

A guardian; a keeper; specifically (Eccl.), a minister having the charge of a church and parish.

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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Pastornoun

A species of starling (Pastor roseus), native of the plains of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Its head is crested and glossy greenish black, and its back is rosy. It feeds largely upon locusts.

Priestverb

To ordain as priest.

Pastornoun

a person authorized to conduct religious worship

Priestnoun

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

Pastornoun

only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications considered a separate genus

Priestnoun

a spiritual leader in a non-Christian religion

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Pastor

A pastor (abbreviated as or {singular}, or {plural}), is the leader of a Christian congregation who also gives advice and counsel to people from the community or congregation. In Lutheranism, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy and Anglicanism, pastors are always ordained.

‘Pr’; ‘Ptr’; ‘Ps’;

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’;

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’;

Priestnoun

a mallet used to kill fish caught when angling.

Priestverb

ordain to the priesthood

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

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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