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priesthood

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Pronunciation: /ˈpriːsthʊd
 
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Definition of priesthood in English:

noun

[mass noun] (often the priesthood)
1The office or position of a priest: the ordination of women to the priesthood
More example sentences
  • 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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