priestess

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From priest +‎ -ess.

Noun[edit]

priestess ‎(plural priestesses)

  1. A woman with religious duties and responsibilities.
Usage notes[edit]

Chiefly with regard to ancient or Pagan religions, or metaphorically. In Protestant denominations that admit women to the priesthood, such as Anglicanism, they are generally referred to as priests.

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