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noun [C] uk   us   /priːst/
B1 a person, usually a man, who has been trained to perform religious duties in the Christian Church, especially the Roman Catholic Church, or a person with particular duties in some other religions: Father O'Dooley was ordained a priest in 1949. Many in the Anglican Church are still opposed to women priests.
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