Definition of priestly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpriːstli/


Relating to or befitting a priest or priests: performing priestly duties
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  • What can be done to restore the priestly and pastoral ministry of bishops to its position of primacy?
  • My father used his black graduation robe from rabbinical seminary as his priestly garb.
  • The Celt's priestly caste, the Druids, has become a part of modern folklore.



Example sentences
  • I believe there is a priestliness in every individual and one of the things that I think is that everybody has the power to bless.
  • Perhaps the time is coming when priestliness will be connected with everyday life and the full call of every baptized person, man or woman.


Old English prēostlic (see priest, -ly1).

Words that rhyme with priestly

beastly, Priestley

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