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noun [C]     /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.Religious leaders and officials
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