Meaning of “the priesthood” in the English Dictionary

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"the priesthood" in British English

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the priesthoodnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈpriːst.hʊd/ us /ˈpriːst.hʊd/

the position of being a priest:

He left the priesthood to get married.

(Definition of “the priesthood” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"priesthood" in American English

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priesthoodnoun [ U ]

us /ˈpristˌhʊd/

the position of being a priest:

He entered the priesthood after three years of study.

(Definition of “priesthood” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)