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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

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

Let me be clear - no one is above the law. Not a politician, not a priest, not a criminal, not a police officer. We are all accountable for our actions.
Antonio Villaraigosa

The priest is the personification of falsehood.
Giuseppe Garibaldi

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.

The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.
Denis Diderot
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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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