Synonyms and related words:
Sacred College, apostleship, call, care of souls, clergy, clerical order, clericalism, clericals, episcopalianism, holy orders, ministry, pastorage, pastoral care, pastorate, prelacy, presbytery, priestery, priestism, priestship, rabbinate, sacerdotalism, sacred calling, the church, the cloth, the desk, the ministry, the pulpit, ultramontanism, vocation

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  • Priesthood — • Brief yet thorough examination of this sacrament Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Priesthood     Priesthood     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Priesthood — Priest hood, n. 1. The office or character of a priest; the priestly function. Bk. of Com. Prayer. [1913 Webster] 2. Priests, taken collectively; the order of men set apart for sacred offices; the order of priests. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • priesthood — O.E. preosthad; see PRIEST (Cf. priest) + HOOD (Cf. hood). Priestcraft originally was the business of being a priest (late 15c.); after rise of Protestantism and the Enlightenment, it acquired a pejorative sense of arts of ambitious priests for… …   Etymology dictionary

  • priesthood — [n] clergy canonicate, canonry, cardinalate, deaconry, diaconate, ecclesiastics, ministry, pastorate, rabbinate, the cloth, the pulpit; concept 369 …   New thesaurus

  • priesthood — /preest hood/, n. 1. the condition or office of a priest. 2. priests collectively. [bef. 900; ME presthed(e), presthod(e), OE preosthad. See PRIEST, HOOD] * * * Office of a spiritual leader expert in the ceremonies of worship and the performance… …   Universalium

  • priesthood — priest|hood [ˈpri:sthud] n 1.) the priesthood if someone is in the priesthood, they are a Christian priest ▪ He is celebrating 30 years in the priesthood. ▪ There has been a decline in the number of people joining the priesthood. 2.) [>C… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • priesthood — [[t]pri͟ːsthʊd[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Priesthood is the position of being a priest or the period of time during which someone is a priest. ...the early rites of priesthood... He spent the first twenty five years of his priesthood as an academic. 2) N… …   English dictionary

  • priesthood — UK [ˈpriːsthʊd] / US [ˈprɪstˌhʊd] noun Word forms priesthood : singular priesthood plural priesthoods 1) the priesthood the work and responsibility of being a priest He was studying for the priesthood. 2) [countable/uncountable] all the priests… …   English dictionary

  • priesthood — n. to enter the priesthood * * * [ priːsthʊd] to enter the priesthood …   Combinatory dictionary

  • priesthood — priest|hood [ prist,hud ] noun 1. ) the priesthood the work and responsibility of being a priest.: He was studying for the priesthood. 2. ) count or uncount all the priests of a particular religion or country …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • priesthood — noun 1 the priesthood the job or position of a priest: He decided to enter the priesthood. 2 (C, U) all the priests of a particular religion or country …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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