Definition of priesthood in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpriːsthʊd


[mass noun] (often the priesthood)
  • 1The office or position of a priest: the ordination of women to the priesthood
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    • He is the first prison inmate to become a candidate for ordination to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church.
    • The position of the church is that ordination to the priesthood makes one a priest forever.
    • In the absence of church or priesthood, the execution of the project was left to the uncertainties of lay enthusiasts.
  • 1.1Priests in general: there was relief among the Anglican priesthood
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    • How could they have such an argument with someone who does not believe in religion or in priesthood?
    • When the call to religious life and priesthood made itself known to me, I moved directly to a Roman Catholic seminary.
    • These three were the most junior of the priesthood, and generally got the duff jobs.

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