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noun [C] uk   /ˌpriːˈstes/ us  
a woman who performs religious duties in some religions that are not Christian
Translations of “priestess”
in Chinese (Traditional) (基督教以外的)女神職人員, 女祭司…
in Chinese (Simplified) (基督教以外的)女神职人员, 女祭司…
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