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Language: Old English
Origin: preost, from Late Latin presbyter, from Greek presbyteros 'older man, priest', from presbys 'old man'

priest

noun
     
Related topics: Religion, Christianity
priest W3 [countable]
1RRC someone who is specially trained to perform religious duties and ceremonies in the Christian church
2RR a man with religious duties and responsibilities in some non-Christian religions

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