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priesthood

noun
     
Related topics: Religion
priest‧hood
1

the priesthood

RR if someone is in the priesthood, they are a Christian priest:
He is celebrating 30 years in the priesthood.
There has been a decline in the number of people joining the priesthood.
2 [countable usually singular, uncountable]RR all the priests of a particular religion or country:
an attempt to reduce the influence of the priesthood in the country

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