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Definition of Priest

Priest

  1. A presbyter elder; a minister
  2. One who is authorized to consecrate the host and to say Mass; but especially, one of the lowest order possessing this power.
  3. A presbyter; one who belongs to the intermediate order between bishop and deacon. He is authorized to perform all ministerial services except those of ordination and confirmation.
  4. 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.
  5. To ordain as priest.

Priest Quotations

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'
Martin Luther King, Jr.

In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
Thomas Jefferson

Eskimo: 'If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?' Priest: 'No, not if you did not know.' Eskimo: 'Then why did you tell me?'
Annie Dillard

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
Denis Diderot

From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest.
Rabindranath Tagore
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Priest Translations

priest in Dutch is pastoor, geestelijke, pastor
priest in German is Priester
priest in Hungarian is katolikus pap
priest in Italian is sacerdote
priest in Spanish is preste, sacerdote

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