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priestnoun [C]

uk   /priːst/  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. There is still a ban on women priests in the Catholic Church.

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priestnoun [C]

 us   /prist/
(female priestess) a person, usually a man, who has been trained to perform religious duties in some Christian churches, esp. the Roman Catholic Church, or a person with particular duties in some other religions: a Catholic priest
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