Definition of Aaronic in English:


Line breaks: Aar|on¦ic
Pronunciation: /ɛːˈrɒnɪk


  • 1Relating to the biblical priest Aaron.
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    • The revolt was successful, with the altar reconsecrated and worship restored under a high priest of undoubted Aaronic descent.
    • At the same time Dan had begun receiving instructions in preparation to receive the Mormon version of the Aaronic (Levitical) priesthood.
    • Still we kept on, and our boys went through scouts, and the first two passed twelve years of age and held the Aaronic Priesthood.
  • 1.1Relating to or characteristic of a high priest: the Aaronic priesthood
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    • I saw several men of the highest eminence sporting beards Aaronic.


mid 17th century: from Aaron + -ic.

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