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Priest vs. Reverend

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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.’;

Reverendadjective

worthy of reverence or respect

Priestnoun

a blunt tool, used for quickly stunning and killing fish

Reverendnoun

(informal) a member of the Christian clergy

Priestnoun

(Mormonism) the highest office in the Aaronic priesthood

Reverendadjective

Worthy of reverence; entitled to respect mingled with fear and affection; venerable.

‘A reverend sire among them came.’; ‘They must give good example and reverend deportment in the face of their children.’;

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Priestverb

(transitive) To ordain as a priest.

Reverendnoun

a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church

Priestnoun

A presbyter elder; a minister

Reverendnoun

a title of respect for a clergyman

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.’;

Reverendadjective

worthy of adoration or reverence

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Priestverb

To ordain as priest.

Reverendadjective

used as a title or form of address to members of the clergy

‘the Reverend Pat Tilly’;

Priestnoun

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

Reverendnoun

a member of the clergy

‘a retired reverend’;

Priestnoun

a spiritual leader in a non-Christian religion

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’;

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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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