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Presbyter vs. Priest

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Presbyternoun

An elder, priest, pastor, or minister in various Christian churches.

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.’;

Presbyternoun

An elder of the Presbyterian church.

Priestnoun

a blunt tool, used for quickly stunning and killing fish

Presbyternoun

An elder of the congregation in early Christianity.

Priestnoun

(Mormonism) the highest office in the Aaronic priesthood

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Presbyternoun

An elder in the early Christian church. See 2d Citation under Bishop, n., 1.

Priestverb

(transitive) To ordain as a priest.

Presbyternoun

One ordained to the second order in the ministry; - called also priest.

‘I rather term the one sort presbyter than priest.’; ‘New presbyter is but old priest writ large.’;

Priestnoun

A presbyter elder; a minister

Presbyternoun

A member of a presbytery whether lay or clerical.

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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Presbyternoun

A Presbyterian.

Priestverb

To ordain as priest.

Presbyternoun

an elder in the Presbyterian Church

Priestnoun

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

Presbyter

Presbyter () is an honorific title for Christian clergy. The word derives from the Greek presbyteros, which means elder or senior, although many in the Christian antiquity would understand presbyteros to refer to the bishop functioning as overseer.

Priestnoun

a spiritual leader in a non-Christian religion

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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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