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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Religion
priestlypriest‧ly /ˈpriːstli/ adjective [usually before noun]  RRlike a priest, or relating to a priest priestly robes
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priestlyOver the next few weeks, Father Maier was occupied more with the political than with the priestly.The Sadducees were the priestly caste.Applications in these sectors have been worked out by a priestly class of computer-wise people.He is assisted in his priestly functions by his sons, Hophni and Phinehas.The vast majority of the populace accepted its fate as willed by the gods and interpreted by the priestly hierarchy.But money itself is a slippery concept, clouded in priestly mystery.However, not all the healing springs and spas were under priestly ownership.Friar Laurence sports a fullback tattoo and Hawaiian shirt beneath his priestly robes.
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