|1.||(Christian Church) A presbyter elder; a minister|
|2.||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; |
Then the priest of Jupiter . . . brought oxen and garlands . . . and would have done sacrifice with the people.
|v. t.||1.||To ordain as priest.|
|Noun||1.||priest - a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders|
|2.||priest - a spiritual leader in a non-Christian religion|
Synonyms: non-Christian priest