What does priesthood mean?

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ˈprist hʊdpriest·hood

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. priesthoodnoun

    the body of ordained religious practitioners


  1. priesthoodnoun

    The role or office of a priest

    Etymology: From presthed, presthede, presthod presthode, from prēosthād.

  2. priesthoodnoun

    Priests as a group; the clergy

    Etymology: From presthed, presthede, presthod presthode, from prēosthād.

  3. priesthoodnoun

    Authority to act in the name of God.

    Etymology: From presthed, presthede, presthod presthode, from prēosthād.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Priesthoodnoun

    the office or character of a priest; the priestly function

  2. Priesthoodnoun

    priests, taken collectively; the order of men set apart for sacred offices; the order of priests

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. priesthood

    [TMRC; obs.] The select group of system managers responsible for the operation and maintenance of a batch computer system. On these computers, a user never had direct access to a computer, but had to submit his/her data and programs to a priest for execution. Results were returned days or even weeks later.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of priesthood in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of priesthood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of priesthood in a Sentence

  1. Dawna Ray Langford:

    What sets us apart from the fundamentalist groups is that we dont claim priesthood authority and prophets and apostles outside of the Mormon Church, we mainly believe the Mormon church is out of order and thats why were excommunicated.

  2. Sam Brower:

    The son, who's about 17, is begging his dad, 'Don't take me. Don't take me back. I have to stay in because they're going to make me a priesthood holder,' 'And if I'm a priesthood holder, I'll be lifted up.'.

  3. Robert J. Kibbee:

    Over the years, we have come to identify quality in a college not by whom it serves but by how many students it excludes. Let us not be a sacred priesthood protecting the temple, but rather the fulfillers of dreams.

  4. Pearl Buck:

    Teaching is as sacred as priesthood. If one has not the concern for humanity, the love of living creatures, the vision of the priest and artist, he must not teach.

  5. Iris Murdoch:

    The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all.

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