priesthood

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English presthed, presthede, presthod, presthode, from Old English prēosthād (priesthood), equivalent to priest +‎ -hood. Compare Dutch priesterheid (priesthood).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹistˌhʊd/
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Noun[edit]

priesthood (countable and uncountable, plural priesthoods)

  1. The role or office of a priest.
  2. Priests as a group; the clergy.
  3. Authority to act in the name of God.

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